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ascites

[ə′sīd·ēz]
(medicine)
An abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity.
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Despite the presence of these mentioned parameters, none are effective in distinguishing the types of ascitic fluid but the serum-ascites albumin concentration gradient (SAAG) has been declared superior, in comparison with the exudatetransudate concept in distinguishing by several studies.
Due to very low yield of ascitic fluid culture, early response assessment in SBP patient can be a good tool to guide our treatment regimen.
Correlation of tumour markers in ascitic fluid and serum: are measurements of ascitic tumor markers a futile attempt?
8- Aspiration of the ascitic fluid and pleural effusion in severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: The development of ascites is the hallmark of OHSS.
Only the D-dimer levels were independently correlated with the ascitic fluid PMN count.
(13.) Riggio O, Angeloni S (2009) Ascitic fluid analysis for diagnosis and monitoring of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.
Aspirated ascitic fluid did not yield malignant cells, and cultures were negative for mycobacterial, acid-fast bacilli, or aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.
The ascitic fluid was found to be transudative, its culture was negative for bacteria, and its cytology was negative for malignant cells.
First, the isolation method was tested for successful isolation of EVs from ascites and then the protein cargo of different EV populations isolated from the ascitic fluid of patients with ovarian cancer and cirrhosis was analyzed in regard to the presence of cancer-associated molecules.
Many agree upon the theory that ascitic fluid passes directly through diaphragmatic defects (either congenital or acquired), which constitute direct pleuroperitoneal communications in the form of holes or blebs [3-5].
With a growing concern for primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) in the setting of worsening ascites, cytogenetic analysis of the ascitic fluid was performed in this case given nondiagnostic cytology, immunostaining, and flow cytometry.
The diagnosis of urinary ascites is confirmed if creatinine is detected in the ascitic fluid [2, 4, 5] and if the ascitic fluid creatinine : plasma creatinine ratio is higher than 1.0 [4, 5].