2022 Webinar: Management of Refractory Ascites
Ascites is a common complication and often the first sign of decompensation in patients with End-Stage Liver Disease. Management of ascites is often fraught with complex challenges including electrolyte imbalances, renal failure, hepatic encephalopathy, and significant utilization of resources. A proportion of the patients do not respond to conventional diuretic therapy (refractory ascites) or develop significant side effects that limit the diuretics' optimal dosing, leading to suboptimal control of ascites ( intractable ascites). This webinar will review recent advances in managing refractory/intractable ascites.