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Synonyms for paracentesis

centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis

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In a total of 228 paracenteses performed in 128 cirrhotic patients, they diagnosed 52 episodes of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis; the ascitic fluid culture was positive in 23 of the episodes.
Q We currently offer cell counts on fluids such as cerebrospinal fluids, paracenteses, synovial fluids, and other fluids.
All patients had to have undergone between one and four prior paracenteses in the month prior to randomization in addition to a baseline procedure.
Both received multiple therapeutic paracenteses and escalating doses of diuretics for refractory ascites.
The ascites slowly reaccumulated over several days, and the patient required two additional therapeutic paracenteses.