Continuous Passive Paracentesis for Intra-abdominal Hypertension

2020-03-31 04:03:56 | BioPortfolio


Liver cirrhosis patients in Intensive Care present intra-abdominal hypertension and this is an independent risk factor for increased organ disfunction and mortality.

Patients will be randomized into intermittent or continuous passive paracentesis and the clinical results of these two strategies for preventing and treating intra-abdominal hypertension will compared.


Intra-abdominal hypertension is an independent risk factors for increased mortality in Intensive Care patients and is highly prevalent in the critically ill cirrhotic patient. This study compares two strategies in minimizing intra-abdominal pressure and optimizing abdominal perfusion pressure in the prevention and treatment of intra-abdominal hypertension associated morbidity and mortality. Critically ill cirrhotic patients will be allocated into a standard-of-care large-volume paracentesis group (control) and a continuous passive paracentesis (intervention) group using randomization. Results will assess renal function and multi-organ function using standard clinical scales and vital outcomes.

Study Design


Ascites Hepatic


continuous drainage of ascitic fluid using an intra-abdominal double lumen central venous catheter, Ultrasound-guided intermittent large-volume paracentesis


UCIP7 - Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central




Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central

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