Diagnosis and Management of Ascites


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A liver transplant specialist with the Transplant Institute at Penn Medicine, David S Goldberg, MD, MSCE, discusses the diagnosis and management of ascites, a disease-associated accumulation of peritoneal fluid linked to 3-year survival rates lower than cancers of the breast and colon. Dr. Goldberg’s discussion involves the basics for ascites diagnosis (paracentesis for albumen, total protein and cell count, among other factors), and the dietary, medical and interventional management of the disease.


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