Treatment of Ascites in Cirrhosis

  • Paolo Gentilini
  • Giorgio La Villa
  • Vincenzo Casini Raggi
  • Antonio Dello Sbarba
  • Roberto Giulio Romanelli
  • Piero Ticali
  • Francesco Gambilonghi
  • Donato Riccardi
  • Massimo Pinzani
  • Giacomo Laffi


The authors discussed the principal criteria for a correct medical treatment of ascites in liver cirrhosis. A therapeutical approach to ascites, based on a standardized sequential or stepped-care treatment was then considered, together with the available strategies for the management of diuretic resistant ascites. Finally, preliminary data on the efficacy of albumin infusion in ascitic patients undergoing a diuretic treatment were reported.


Cirrhotic Patient Atrial Natriuretic Peptide Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Loop Diuretic Aldosterone Antagonist 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Gentilini
    • 1
  • Giorgio La Villa
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Casini Raggi
    • 1
  • Antonio Dello Sbarba
    • 1
  • Roberto Giulio Romanelli
    • 1
  • Piero Ticali
    • 1
  • Francesco Gambilonghi
    • 1
  • Donato Riccardi
    • 1
  • Massimo Pinzani
  • Giacomo Laffi
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Medicina Interna, Facolta’ di Medicina e ChirurgiaUniversita’ degli Studi di FirenzeFirenzeItaly

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