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Hypertension portale et prise en charge de l'ascite [Management of ascites due to portal hypertension].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Portal hypertension is regularly encountered by the general practitioner. It is defined by an elevation of the porto-systemic pressure gradient, with complications such as ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, hepatorenal syndrome, variceal bleeding, hypersplenism, hepatopulmonary syndrome or hepatic encephalopathy occuring when a significant elevation of this gradient is reached. Cirrhosis is the primary cause of portal hypertension in industrialized countries. Symptomatic portal hypertension carries a poor prognosis. Management should be initiated rapidly, including the identification and correction of any reversible underlying condition. Liver transplantation should be considered in advanced cases.
Ascites/classification, Ascites/etiology, Diuretics/therapeutic use, Humans, Hypertension, Portal/complications, Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists/therapeutic use, Paracentesis, Severity of Illness Index
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