Louisville Lectures Internal Medicine Lecture Series Podcast
Cirrotic Ascites and its Complications with Dr. Beauerle
Dr. Brian Beauerle covers the basics of cirrhosis including pathophysiology, symptoms and survival of patients with survival. He covers when and how to perform a paracentesis including interpretation of results. He discusses pharmacologic and dietary treatment of ascites and refractory ascites. He closes with complications of ascites including spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and hepatic hydrothorax.