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Physiopathology, Treatment, Complications and Prognosis

Edited by Luis Rodrigo

University of Oviedo

The term "ascites" is from the Greek word askites meaning "baglike." Although most commonly due to cirrhosis, severe liver disease or metastatic cancer, its presence can be a sign of other significant medical problems, such as Budd-Chiari syndrome. Diagnosis of the cause is usually done with blood tests, an ultrasound scan of the abdomen, and direct removal of the fluid by a needle or paracentesis (which may also be therapeutic). Treatment using medications (diuretics), external drainage, or other treatments is clearly defined. In this book, the authors describe the physiopathology of the diverse causes of ascites,the types of treatments recommended, the recent advances achieved, the complications and the prognosis of the different clinical situations that doctors must face.

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AscitesPhysiopathology, Treatment, Complications and PrognosisEdited by Luis Rodrigo

Published: November 29th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/67965

ISBN: 978-953-51-3614-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3613-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4599-8

Copyright year: 2017

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11734 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

6 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Treatment of Ascites Associated with Cirrhosis and Its Complications

By Luis Rodrigo


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2. Cirrhotic Ascites: Pathophysiological Changes and Clinical Implications

By Abdulrahman Bendahmash, Hussien Elsiesy and Waleed K. Al- hamoudi


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3. Modern Tools for Diagnosis in Tuberculous Ascites

By Andra-Iulia Suceveanu, Despina Todescu, Laura Mazilu, Filippos Goniotakis Manousos, Roxana Hulea, Felix Voinea, Eugen Dumitru and Adrian Paul Suceveanu


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4. Ascitic Fluid in Ovarian Carcinoma – From Pathophysiology to the Treatment

By Radomir Živadinović, Aleksandra Petrić, Dane Krtinić, Sonja Pop- Trajković Dinić and Biljana Živadinović


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5. Ascites: Treatment, Complications, and Prognosis

By Patricia Huelin, Jose Ignacio Fortea, Javier Crespo and Emilio Fábrega


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6. Pharmacological Therapy of Ascites

By Aziza Ajlan, Waleed K. Al-hamoudi and Hussein Elsiesy


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7. Predictors of the Response to Tolvaptan Therapy and Its Effect on Prognosis in Cirrhotic Patients with Ascites

By Tomomi Kogiso, Kuniko Yamamoto, Mutsuki Kobayashi, Yuichi Ikarashi, Kazuhisa Kodama, Makiko Taniai, Nobuyuki Torii, Etsuko Hashimoto and Katsutoshi Tokushige


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8. Non-pharmacological Treatment of Ascites

By Asma Alnajjar, Faisal Abaalkhail, Tala Beidas, Mohamed R. Abdelfattah and Hussien Elsiesy


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9. Ascites in Ovarian Cancer Progression: Opportunities for Biomarker Discovery and New Avenues for Targeted Therapies

By Isabelle Matte, Paul Bessette and Alain Piché


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