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Review Papers | Nursing | India | Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020
Ascites - Diagnosis and Nursing Management
Manisha Saklani | Dr. Jyoti Sarin 
Abstract: Ascites is the most common complication of liver cirrhosis. Ascites is defined as the accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity.50 % of the patient with cirrhosis develops ascites. The mortality rate increased to 15 percent. The ascites can lead to further complication like bacterial peritonitis, hyponatremia, refractory ascites and hepatorenal syndrome. Today the role of nurse has expanded. Nurse plays a major role in diagnosis and management of ascites.
Keywords: Ascites, Nursing care of patient with ascites
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020,
Pages: 813 - 814