Chapter 26. Management of Ascites and Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

  1. Tony C. K. Tham MD, FRCP, FRCPI Consultant Gastroenterologist Head of School of Medicine3,4,
  2. John S. A. Collins MD Consultant Gastroenterologist5 and
  3. Roy M. Soetikno MD, MS Chief Associate Professor6,7
  1. Andrés Cárdenas MD, MMSc1 and
  2. Pere Ginès MD Chairman2

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch26

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

How to Cite

Cárdenas, A. and Ginès, P. (2008) Management of Ascites and Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis, in Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition (eds T. C. K. Tham, J. S. A. Collins and R. M. Soetikno), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 3

    The Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 4

    Northern Ireland deanery, UK

  3. 5

    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  4. 6

    GI Section, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA

  5. 7

    Stanford University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Digestive Diseases, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

  2. 2

    Liver Unit, Institute of Digestive Diseases Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146340

Online ISBN: 9781444303292

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Keywords:

  • management of ascites and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis;
  • ascitic fluid analysis;
  • liver transplantation evaluation;
  • sodium restriction and nutritional recommendations;
  • treatment of ascites;
  • model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score;
  • therapeutic modalities for patients with cirrhosis and ascites;
  • refractory ascites;
  • treatment and prophylaxis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pathophysiology of ascites in cirrhosis

  • Clinical presentation and diagnosis

  • Treatment of ascites

  • Treatment and prophylaxis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

  • References