Ascites: Aetiology, Symptoms and Treatment

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Eleanor Figueroa (Editor)

Series: New Developments in Medical Research
BISAC: LAW102000

Ascites can result from malignant and non-malignant diseases. The most common cause of non-malignant ascites is related to hepatic cirrhosis. Malignant ascites is associated with a variety of primary tumors and account for 10% of all causes of ascites. This book provides research on the aetiology, symptoms and treatment of ascites. Chapter One summarizes the immune response mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of human liver cirrhosis at the cellular and molecular levels. Chapter Two summarizes the new findings about the immune response mechanisms and the consequent inflammatory status involved in the pathogenesis of human liver cirrhosis, related with the aetiology, at the cellular and molecular levels. Chapter Three addresses the mechanism of malignant ascites production and covers all clinical aspects of tunneled catheters and tunneled ports including indication, contraindication, device design, technical procedure considerations and, complication. Chapter Four reports information about the management of malignant ascites in ovarian cancer and discusses the involvement of malignant ascites in dissemination, angiogenesis, migration, invasion and apoptosis of ovarian cancer cells. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

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Preface

Chapter 1. Ascites in Human Liver Cirrhosis
Pilar García-Peñarrubia, Antonio J. Ruiz-Alcaraz and María Martínez-Esparza (Departamento de Bioquímica, Biología Molecular (B) e Inmunología, Facultad de Medicina, IMIB. Regional Campus of International Excellence “Campus Mare Nostrum,” Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain)

Chapter 2. Differences in the Inflammatory Status Derived on Aetiology in Human Liver Cirrhosis
María Martínez-Esparza, Antonio J. Ruiz-Alcaraz and Pilar García-Peñarrubia (Departamento de Bioquímica, Biología Molecular (B) e Inmunología, Facultad de Medicina, IMIB. Regional Campus of International Excellence “Campus Mare Nostrum,” Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain)

Chapter 3. Minimally Invasive Management of Refractory Malignant Ascites
Ahmed Kamel Abdel-Aal and Amr Soliman Moustafa (Department of Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA)

Chapter 4. A Look at the Management and Usage of Malignant Ascites in Ovarian Cancer
Meynier S., Shanker A., Choi S.J., Petignat P., and Cohen M. (Department of Gynecology Obstetrics, faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland)

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