WILLIAM J. EISENMENGER
The formation of ascites in patients with cirrhosis of the liver is reflected in many disturbances in the metabolism of sodium and water. Since Pick1 summarized the early evidence bearing on the regulation of water metabolism, a great deal of information concerning the retention of sodium and water has been gathered. However, even concerning those processes most extensively studied there still remains considerable controversy. No longer can one hope to find a single mechanism initiating the chain of events leading to the accumulation of ascites. From the available evidence it has become apparent that the final production of ascitic fluid
EISENMENGER WJ. RÔLE OF SODIUM IN THE FORMATION AND CONTROL OF ASCITES IN PATIENTS WITH CIRRHOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:261–272. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-2-261
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(2):261-272.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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