TY - CHAP A1 - Tomomi Kogiso A2 - Kuniko Yamamoto A3 - Mutsuki Kobayashi A4 - Yuichi Ikarashi A5 - Kazuhisa Kodama A6 - Makiko Taniai A7 - Nobuyuki Torii A8 - Etsuko Hashimoto A9 - Katsutoshi Tokushige ED1 - Luis Rodrigo Y1 - 2017-11-29 PY - 2017 T1 - Predictors of the Response to Tolvaptan Therapy and Its Effect on Prognosis in Cirrhotic Patients with Ascites N2 - The term "ascites" is from the Greek word askites meaning "baglike." Although most commonly due to cirrhosis, severe liver disease or metastatic cancer, its presence can be a sign of other significant medical problems, such as Budd-Chiari syndrome. Diagnosis of the cause is usually done with blood tests, an ultrasound scan of the abdomen, and direct removal of the fluid by a needle or paracentesis (which may also be therapeutic). Treatment using medications (diuretics), external drainage, or other treatments is clearly defined. In this book, the authors describe the physiopathology of the diverse causes of ascites,the types of treatments recommended, the recent advances achieved, the complications and the prognosis of the different clinical situations that doctors must face. BT - Ascites SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.69849 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.69849 SN - 978-953-51-3614-9 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2018-09-20 ER -