Friday, April 12, 2013

AASLD: Adult Patients with Ascites Due to Cirrhosis- New Update of Practice Guideline Released

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) has released an update of the practice guideline on the Management of Adult Patients with Ascites Due to Cirrhosis last published in 2009 in the journal HEPATOLOGY.

Cirrhosis is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States and ascites is the most common complication of cirrhosis.

The practice guideline is intended for physicians and allied health professionals and provides recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of ascites. This update includes new sections on umbilical hernias, hepatic hydrothorax, and cellulitis. Click here to access the updated practice guideline.

AASLD News: April 11, 2013

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