Effect of conventional diuretics versus conventional diuretics plus mannitol on electrolytes for the treatment of cirrhotic ascites

Authors

  • Md Jamshed Alam Associate Professor & Head, Department of Hepatology, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Shahed Ashraf Assistant Professor, Department of Hepatology, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Mst Nurunnahar Aktar Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Sadia Sharmin Resident, Department of Oncology BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Dulal Chandra Das Medical Officer, Department of Hepatology, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Sheuly Ferdoushi Medical Officer, Department of Clinical Pathology, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Md Jahangir Alam Sarker Assistant Professor, Department of Hepatology, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v45i2.28982

Keywords:

Cirrhosis, ascites, conventional diuretics, mannitol

Abstract

Ascites is the most frequent finding of decompensated liver cirrhosis. Mannitol may be used with conventional diuretics for increase urinary volume for the treatment of cirrhotic ascites. This case control study was done in the Department of Medicine, Sere-Bangla Medical College &Hospital, Barisal from July 2009 to June 2011. No electrolyte imbalance was seen by conventional diuretics plus mannitol for the treatment of cirrhotic ascites. Mannitol did not causee lectrolyte imbalance & may be used with conventional diuretics for the treatment of cirrhotic ascites as it increased the urinary volume.

Bangladesh Med J. 2016 May; 45 (2): 90-93

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Md Jamshed Alam, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Hepatology, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, Dhaka



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Published

2016-07-30

How to Cite

Alam, M. J., Ashraf, M. S., Aktar, M. N., Sharmin, S., Das, D. C., Ferdoushi, S., & Sarker, M. J. A. (2016). Effect of conventional diuretics versus conventional diuretics plus mannitol on electrolytes for the treatment of cirrhotic ascites. Bangladesh Medical Journal, 45(2), 90–93. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v45i2.28982

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