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Synonyms for paracentesis

centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis

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Performance standards for therapeutic abdominal paracentesis.
Severe haemorrhage following abdominal paracentesis for ascites in patients with liver disease.
During that hospitalization, he underwent diagnostic and therapeutic abdominal paracentesis, blood transfusion, and treatment with cefotaxime.
His past medical history was significant for end-stage liver disease secondary to hepatitis C-induced cirrhosis confirmed on biopsy and repeated interventions with abdominal paracentesis for his recurrent ascites during the previous 2 years.
A high index of suspicion of this infection and a low threshold for performing an abdominal paracentesis are required to detect infection early, when survival is most likely (1).
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