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24 ASCITES

24 ASCITES Harrison’s Manual of Medicine 24 ASCITES Definition Detection Evaluation Cirrhotic Ascites Complications Bibliography Definition Accumulation of fluid within the peritoneal cavity. Small amounts may be asymptomatic; increasing amounts cause abdominal distention and discomfort, anorexia, nausea, early satiety, heartburn, flank pain, and respiratory distress. Detection PHYSICAL EXAMINATION   Bulging flanks, fluid wave, shifting dullness, “puddle sign” […]

24 Pain Management in Sickle Cell Disease

24 Pain Management in Sickle Cell Disease The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Pain Management 24 Pain Management in Sickle Cell Disease Jatinder S. Gill Pain is not just a symptom demanding our compassion; it can be an aggressive disease that damages the nervous system. —Gary Bennett I. Pathophysiology II. Clinical features and contemporary management […]