Tag Archives: Hepatology
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Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Patients with Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism

There are sparse data to support the recommendation for inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in patients with recurrent pulmonary embolism while on anticoagulant therapy. Methods This was a retrospective cohort study of administrative data from the Premier Healthcare Database, 2009-2014. All-cause mortality according to the use of IVC filters was evaluated in patients who suffered […]

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Cloudy, amber, ascitic fluid had a triglyceride level of 375 mg/dL. A level >200 mg/dL is consistent with chylous ascites.1

When Appearance Is Everything: Chylous Ascites

The patient had numerous bouts of ascites, but this time the fluid’s color and composition heralded a new and ominous diagnosis. A 75-year-old woman with cirrhosis secondary to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis was admitted with abdominal pain. Her medical history also included coronary artery bypass grafting, congestive heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction of 40%, chronic […]

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