Treatment of Ascites

  • Juan Rodés
  • Vicente Arroyo
Conference paper


The assumption of an upright posture by patients with cirrhosis and ascites is associated with a striking activation of the renin-angiotensin system and the sympathetic nervous system, a reduction of GFR, and an enhancement of tubular sodium reabsorption [1]. Therefore, from a theoretical point of view, bed rest could be useful for the treatment of ascites, particularly in patients who do not respond satisfactorily to diuretics.


Loop Diuretic Sodium Reabsorption Hepatorenal Syndrome Distal Nephron Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Rodés
    • 1
  • Vicente Arroyo
    • 1
  1. 1.Liver UnitHospital Clinic i ProvincialBarcelonaSpain

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