Treatment of ascites and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis - part I

Flemming Bendtsen, Henning Grønbaek, Jesper Bach Hansen, Niels Kristian Aagaard, Lars Schmidt, Søren Møller
Danish Medical Journal 2012, 59 (1): C4371
National guidelines for treatment of ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, hepatorenal syndrome, and hyponatremia have been approved by the Danish Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Ascites develops in approximately 60% of patients with cirrhosis during a 10 year period and is frequently associated with complications that determine the course of the disease and the prognosis. These evidence-based guidelines are divided in two parts and consider definitions, pathophysiology, diagnostic aspects, treatment, and prophylaxis.

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