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dc.contributor.authorMortimore, Gerri
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-18T14:27:24Z
dc.date.available2018-10-18T14:27:24Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-18
dc.identifier.citationMortimore, G, (2018) ‘Management of ascites in patients with liver disease’, Nursing Times [online]; 114: 10, 36-40.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623055
dc.description.abstractAscites is a distressing symptom that requires demanding treatments such as taking diuretics, reducing dietary salt or fluid intake, and draining ascitic fluid out of the abdomen (paracentesis). It is also often a sign that liver cirrhosis has progressed from a stable to decompensated state - and patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis have a poor prognosis.Nurses in advanced roles deal with many aspects of ascites management, from eliciting patient consent and prescribing albumin to performing paracentesis and monitoring electrolytes. This article offers an overview of ascites, it's causes, diagnosis complications and management, with a focus on ascites due to liver cirrhosis.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMetropolis Internationalen
dc.subjectAscitesen
dc.subjectDecompensted cirrhosisen
dc.subjectPortal hypertensionen
dc.subjectNursing careen
dc.titleManagement of ascites in patients with liver diseaseen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn0954-7762
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalNursing Timesen
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-28T17:38:46Z
html.description.abstractAscites is a distressing symptom that requires demanding treatments such as taking diuretics, reducing dietary salt or fluid intake, and draining ascitic fluid out of the abdomen (paracentesis). It is also often a sign that liver cirrhosis has progressed from a stable to decompensated state - and patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis have a poor prognosis.Nurses in advanced roles deal with many aspects of ascites management, from eliciting patient consent and prescribing albumin to performing paracentesis and monitoring electrolytes. This article offers an overview of ascites, it's causes, diagnosis complications and management, with a focus on ascites due to liver cirrhosis.


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