Chapter 18. Medical Treatment of Ascites in Cirrhosis

  1. Pere Ginès1,
  2. Vicente Arroyo2,
  3. Juan Rodés3 and
  4. Robert Schrier4
  1. Paolo Angeli and
  2. Angelo Gatta

Published Online: 25 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987476.ch18

Ascites and Renal Dysfunction in Liver Disease: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment, Second Edition

Ascites and Renal Dysfunction in Liver Disease: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment, Second Edition

How to Cite

Angeli, P. and Gatta, A. (2005) Medical Treatment of Ascites in Cirrhosis, in Ascites and Renal Dysfunction in Liver Disease: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment, Second Edition (eds P. Ginès, V. Arroyo, J. Rodés and R. Schrier), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987476.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Consultant in Hepatology, Associate Professor of Medicine, Liver Unit, University of Barcelona School of Medicine, Hospital Cliníc Villarroel, 1708036 Barcelona, Spain

  2. 2

    Professor of Medicine, Liver Unit, University of Barcelona School of Medicine, Hospital Cliníc Villarroel, 1708036 Barcelona, Spain

  3. 3

    Professor of Medicine, Liver Unit, University of Barcelona School of Medicine, Hospital Cliníc Villarroel, 1708036 Barcelona, Spain

  4. 4

    Professor of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 4200 East 9th Avenue, Denver, CO 80262, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405118040

Online ISBN: 9780470987476

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • ascites;
  • cirrhosis;
  • blood culture;
  • hypertension;
  • sympathetic nervous system

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bed rest and low sodium diet

  • Diuretics

  • Diuretic treatment of uncomplicated ascites

  • Refractory ascites

  • Complications of diuretic therapy

  • Contraindications to diuretic therapy

  • The effects of diuretics on portal pressure