• spontaneous bacterial p
  • Patients with ascites and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) can present with fever, chills, abdominal pain, hepatic encephalopathy, and rebound abdominal tenderness. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • It is used for a number of reasons: to relieve abdominal pressure from ascites to diagnose spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and other infections (e.g. abdominal TB) to diagnose metastatic cancer to diagnose blood in peritoneal space in trauma The procedure is often performed in a doctor's office or an outpatient clinic. (wikipedia.org)
  • pleural effusions
  • 1976), internal pancreatic fistulas can result in pancreatic ascites, mediastinital pseudocysts, enzymatic mediastinitis, or pancreatic pleural effusions, depending on the flow of pancreatic secretions from a disrupted pancreatic duct or leakage from a pseudocyst. (wikipedia.org)
  • abdominal
  • The vet stated that it was most likely liver cirrhosis but that she was presenting abnormally due to how rapid the onset of ascites as well as extent of the ascites was so we made an appointment for a specialist to come in and do an abdominal ultrasound since our vet couldn't get a clear image of the liver through the fluid. (medhelp.org)
  • When fluid collects in the abdominal cavity, this condition is called ascites. (wikipedia.org)
  • ascitic fluid
  • Additionally, the sonographer can make an estimation of the amount of ascitic fluid, and difficult-to-drain ascites may be drained under ultrasound guidance. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Ascites exists in three grades: Grade 1: mild, only visible on ultrasound and CT Grade 2: detectable with flank bulging and shifting dullness Grade 3: directly visible, confirmed with the fluid wave/thrill test Ascitic fluid can accumulate as a transudate or an exudate. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hypotheses
  • The Arterial Vasodilation Hypotheses of Ascites Formation (Patricia Fernández de la Llama, Pere Ginès and Robert W. Schrier). (ecampus.com)
  • Rocco and Ware [ 2 ] review the two older competing hypotheses: 1) the "underfill" theory in which ascites formation is the primary event causing the systemic changes, versus 2) the "overflow" theory in which renal sodium retention is the primary event. (biomedsearch.com)
  • kidneys
  • The spectrum continues with diuretic-resistant ascites, where the kidneys are unable to excrete sufficient sodium to clear the fluid even with the use of diuretic medications. (wikipedia.org)
  • Incidence
  • This book addresses the increasing incidence and significance of diseases, such as ascites, renal dysfunction, cirrhosis and hypertension where both organs are involved. (ecampus.com)
  • peripheral
  • The most acceptable theory for ascites formation is peripheral arterial vasodilation leading to underfilling of circulatory volume. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Subserosal EG (4.5% to 9% in Japan and 13% in the US) presents with ascites which is usually exudative in nature, abundant peripheral eosinophilia, and has favourable responses to corticosteroids. (wikipedia.org)
  • present
  • If ascites is present, percussion of the lateral aspect of the right flank demonstrates a shift in the location of the dullness when the patient is percussed in the supine, followed by the right lateral decubitus position. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • If doctors are uncertain whether ascites is present or what is causing it, they may do ultrasonography or computed tomography (CT) (see Imaging Tests of the Liver and Gallbladder ). (merckmanuals.com)
  • Ascites may be present. (wikipedia.org)
  • sodium
  • ascites diet where can i find more detailed info on low sodium/low potasium diets to work with diruetics. (medhelp.org)
  • I use the low sodium diet to totally control ascites now. (medhelp.org)
  • Ascites and Sodium Retention in Cirrhosis. (ecampus.com)
  • Over the past 30 years, ascites research largely has focused on associated systemic abnormalities such as increases in cardiac output, blood volume, renal sodium retention and reduction in total systemic vascular resistance. (biomedsearch.com)