Ascites infographic completed by: Nikhita Singhal (Medical Student)
Podcast written by: Dr. Derek Little (Internal Medicine Resident)
Podcast reviewed by: Dr. Keith Tsoi (Gastroenterology) and Dr. Jason Cheung (General Internal Medicine)

For more information about ascites…

  1. JAMA Rational Clinical Exam “Does this patient have Ascites?”

  2. Sort et al. Effect of intravenous albumin on renal impairment and mortality in patients with cirrhosis and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. New England Journal of Medicine. 1999; 341:403-409 DOI: 10.1056/NEJM199908053410603.

  3. Salerno et al. Albumin infusion improves outcomes of patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: a meta-analysis of randomized trials. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2013 Feb;11(2):123-30.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2012.11.007. Epub 2012 Nov 22.

  4. AASLD Practice Guidelines: Management of Adult Patient with Ascites due to Cirrhosis, 2012