ascitic fluid


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ascitic fluid

Clear, pale, straw-colored fluid occurring in ascites. The fluid is normally sterile; its specific gravity is normally 1.005 to 1.015; the cellular content is less than 250 white blood cells per cubic millimeter, and its protein content is low. Cancer, heart failure, liver failure, peritonitis, and tuberculosis may alter the amount or character of ascites.
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The classification of ascitic fluids according to the absence or presence of portal hypertension (PHTN) has been made possible owing to the high precision and minimal invasiveness of SAAG7,16-23.
Ascites was graded as mild, only detectable on ultrasound examination, moderate, with moderate symmetrical abdominal distension and tense, if abdomen is grossly distended.10 Paracentesis of ascitic fluid was carried out under ultrasound guidance by drawing at least 50 ml of fluid using standard aseptic techniques for differential count, biochemistry, cytology and culture.
Comparison of Parameters Between Ascitic Fluid Malignant and Ascitic Fluid Non-Maiignant Ascitic Fluid Ascitic Fluid Malignant Non-Malignant 1.
The starting volume of ascitic fluid for EV isolation was adjusted for each analysis method and is stated in the respective sections.
As a result, large amount of ascitic fluid is drawn into the pleural space secondary to the negative intrathoracic pressure.
Cytogenetic analysis of the ascitic fluid performed in this case reveled a translocation of chromosome 8 and chromosome 14 (c-myc) commonly seen in Burkitt's lymphoma.
During 2 months of hospital stay, 30 L of chylous pleural fluid and 3 L chylous ascitic fluid were aspirated.
The EPTB samples include pus, pleural fluid, ascitic fluid, pericardial fluid and CSF.
* Ascitic fluid bilirubin/serum bilirubin ratio of 0.6 or greater is consistent with an exudate, generally due to the presence of bile.
One isolate was from a brain abscess (10); three were reported in patients with pulmonary infections (2,11-14); one isolate was recovered in a bowel abscess and was associated with colon carcinoma (15); two cases of mycetomas from Japan were published (16,17); one isolate has been recovered from ascitic fluid, (8) one was responsible for an endogenous endophtalmitis, (18) and recently, a case of N.
Before correcting the postural defect, lower abdominal wall of fetus was punctured (2 inch incision) with stalfer's knife to evacuate ascitic fluid. Around 5-6 liters of clear, straw colored fluid was evacuated (Fig.
A routine laboratory investigation of ascitic fluid showed < 500 leukocytes/[micro]L and < 250 polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs)/[micro]L.