If this study is able to determine that asymptomatic spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is common in cirrhotic patients with ascites then it can be logically concluded that every cirrhotic patient of ascites should undergo abdominal paracentesis
to rule out spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.
Diagnosis was made on the basis of abdominal paracentesis
ultrasonography and/or abdominal computed tomography (CT).
with careful analysis of ascitic fluid should be a very early step in evaluating patients with ascites.
Risk of complications after abdominal paracentesis
in cirrhotic patients: A prospective study.
Because PC-associated ascites develops due to hydrostatic pressure factors rather than osmotic factors, the current management of the condition includes abdominal paracentesis
, diuretics administration, and salt restriction.
49082 Abdominal paracentesis
(diagnostic or therapeutic); without imaging guidance
Haemoglobin and haematocrit values decrease, and abdominal paracentesis
may reveal free blood.
She had been admitted 1 month previously, at which time an abdominal paracentesis
revealed lymphocytic predominance, no acid-fast bacilli, and negative cultures.