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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.
reported that in patients with malignant ascites, ascitic fluid LDH values had high sensitivity but low specificity for the diagnosis of the disease, and a low value of LDH did not necessarily exclude malignancy.
Although both WBC and HBP correlate with the statistical significance with the ascitic fluid PMN count in the simple regression model, the strength of this correlation is negligible and is not statistically significant in the multiple linear correlation model.
Value of ascitic lipids in the differentiation between cirrhotic and malignant ascites.
Caption: FIGURE 2: Abdominal CT at 4 weeks after dialysis initiation showed a marked decrease in the volume of ascitic fluid, with no change in the abdominal wall mass (arrows).
Isoforms: PCR Set Primers product size (bp) F1/R1 F1: 5'-TCCTAACTGCAAGGCTAACG-3' 485-682 R1: 5'-AGGGACCTGGAGGTTTGGTT-3' TPO-1: 304 TPO-2: 292 TPO F2/R2 F2: 5'-TGCAGAGCCTCCTTGGAACC-3' TPO-3: 188 R2: 5'-CTGAATCCCTGCTGCCACTT-3' TPO-4: 107 TPO-5: 176 TPO-6: 223 F3/R3 F3: 5'-TTCACCCTTTGCCTACACCT-3' TPO-2: 253 R3: 5'-GCTGTGGTCCTGCCCTGGGT-3' GADPH G1/G2 R3: 5'-GCTGTGGTCCTGCCCTGGGT-3' 256 G2: 5'-TGGGTGTCGCTGTTGAAGTC-3' (c) TaqMan Reference Amplicon Probes length (bp) TPO Hs01061346_m1 64 GAPDH Hs02758991_g1 93 (d) Figure 2: TPO gene expression in cultured cells from ascitic fluids of cancer patients.
The aim of this study was to examine the potential of ascitic fluid-derived EVs as markers for ovarian cancer using this new vesicle isolation method based on specific binding of lipids present in the vesicle membrane.
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.
Leakage of dye from the ascitic drain confirmed the connection (Figure 2).