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Evaluation of peritoneovenous shunt in refractory cirrhotic ascites in Indian patients.
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PMID:  1506049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ten patients with tense and refractory cirrhotic ascites underwent a modified peritoneovenous shunt procedure. Nine patients responded with complete resolution of ascites, mean weight gain of 5 (range 0-8) Kg, and rise in serum albumin level of 0.6 g/dL. Six patients improved from Child's class B to A. The longest survival period was 2.3 years. The main constraint in a developing country is the high cost of the shunt.
M Lal; R P Sahi; K N Sinha; N N Mahendra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0254-8860     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-24     Completed Date:  1992-09-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8409436     Medline TA:  Indian J Gastroenterol     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, King George's Medical College, Lucknow.
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MeSH Terms
Costs and Cost Analysis
India / epidemiology
Liver Cirrhosis / epidemiology,  surgery*
Peritoneovenous Shunt* / economics

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