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Ultrafiltration for intractable ascites after liver transplantation.
  1. G Noble-Jamieson,
  2. N Jamieson,
  3. N D Barnes
  1. Department of Paediatrics and Surgery, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.


    A 5.7 year old boy with alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency developed intractable ascites after liver transplantation. Conservative treatment was unsuccessful and after 18 days concentrated ascitic fluid was reinfused intravenously using a Gambro haemofilter. The ascitic loss resolved rapidly. This new method of ultrafiltration proved simple and effective.

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