Few complications after paracentesis in patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites

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Abstract

The relevance of needle type and ultrasound guidance in connection with complications and technical problems in paracentesis in cirrhotic patients has only been sparsely described. The aim of this study was to evaluate paracentesis in cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites, focusing on technique, complications, amount of ascites drained and prognosis.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDanish Medical Bulletin (Online)
Volume58
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)A4212
ISSN1603-9629
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Ascites
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Odds Ratio
  • Paracentesis
  • Prognosis
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Treatment Failure

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