paracentesis


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paracentesis

[‚par·ə·sen′tē·səs]
(medicine)
Puncture of the wall of a fluid-filled cavity by means of a hollow needle to draw off the contents.
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Palpation of the abdominal mass and an elevated uric acid level were noteworthy in the presented patient, and diagnosis was based paracentesis, despite the absence of enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes.
The patient refused any further intervention and was discharged to home hospice; he died 3 days later, 11 days after the initial paracentesis.
Therapy focuses on supportive care with paracentesis to alleviate abdominal pain and respiratory distress.
Although therapeutic paracentesis is not possible because of the nature of the mucin, enough material can be removed by ultrasound guidance for diagnostic evaluation, if the diagnosis is not certain.
The PIONEER Study was designed to evaluate the safety and performance of the ALFApump System in obviating the need for paracentesis, the standard therapy for patients with refractory ascites.
For the analysis, conservative inpatient treatment was compared with outpatient paracentesis in patients with moderate to severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)--a syndrome that occurs in up to 5% of assisted reproductive technology cycles and has potentially severe complications such as thromboembolism and respiratory distress syndrome.
Despite the lack of free fluid on ultrasound, a blind paracentesis was undertaken without benefit.
After a battery of tests, one of which was an ultrasound, they found ascites in my abdomen, did a paracentesis and diagnosed the ascites with cancerous cells.
They appreciated seeing procedures, such as a paracentesis and a central line flush, learning about more medications and IVs, learning how to administer different medications, and gaining information regarding medical conditions as well as nursing care specific to abnormal laboratory values.
Paracentesis for resuscitation-induced abdominal compartment syndrome: an alternative to decompressive laparotomy in the burn patient.
Other procedures include thoracentesis, paracentesis, and breast cyst aspirations or biopsies under multimodality imaging.
Additionally, five randomized controlled trials comparing TIPS with repeat large-volume paracentesis showed that TIPS was better for controlling ascites.