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Cell-Free and Concentrated Ascites Reinfusion Therapy

  • Norio Hanafusa
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Abstract

  • Cell-free and concentrated ascites reinfusion therapy (CART) is used for ascites that is refractory to diuretic therapy. CART can increase oncotic pressure and reduce symptoms.

  • Serious adverse events are rare, but low-grade body temperature elevation can occur.

Keywords

Hepatic Encephalopathy Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Ascites Fluid Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Check Valve 
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© Springer Japan 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Hemodialysis & ApheresisUniversity Hospital, The University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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