Survey on causes of referral of patients with ascites to the emergency department of the Rasoul Akram and Firoozgar hospital from 2010 to 2015
Message:
Abstract:
Background

Ascites is characterized by excess fluid accumulation in the peritoneal cavity. In assessing a patient with ascites, it is necessary to determine the cause due to the very different causes of ascites, the importance of knowing its causes and finally the unknown status of the disease in the area. In order to determine the causes ascites and the role of age, sex, and other causes we reviewed the causes and the reasons for the visit patients with ascites admitted to the emergency department of Rasoul Akram and Firoozgar Hospitals.

Methods

This is a descriptive cross-sectional study. In this study, the files of all patients referred to Firoozgar and Rasoul Akram hospitals during 5 years from 2010 to 2015 were evaluated. Data including demographic information, such as age, sex, etc., and clinical information such as cause, drug use, number of years of illness and etc were collected using a pre-designed checklist. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 21 software.

Results

A total of 427 participants with ascites (48% male and 42% female) were enrolled. The most common cause of referral to hospital was abdominal pain (36.8%) and then increased abdominal girth (20.8%). The most common complication in hospitalized patients with ascites was SBP.

Conclusion

Since SBP can be a life-threatening complication, early diagnosis and prompt treatment should be ensured. Further large-scale studies are suggested.

Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Language:
Persian
Published:
Razi Journal of Medical Sciences, Volume:26 Issue:185, 2019
Pages:
89 - 95
magiran.com/p2067755  
روش‌های دسترسی به متن این مطلب
اشتراک شخصی
در سایت عضو شوید و هزینه اشتراک یک‌ساله سایت به مبلغ 300,000ريال را پرداخت کنید. همزمان با برقراری دوره اشتراک بسته دانلود 100 مطلب نیز برای شما فعال خواهد شد!
اشتراک سازمانی
به کتابخانه دانشگاه یا محل کار خود پیشنهاد کنید تا اشتراک سازمانی این پایگاه را برای دسترسی همه کاربران به متن مطالب خریداری نمایند!