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Ascites reinfusion using the Rhodiascit apparatus—clinical experience and coagulation abnormalities
  1. S. P. Wilkinson,
  2. J. Henderson,
  3. A. R. Davidson,
  4. Roger Williams


    The results of twenty-four ascitic reinfusions in twenty patients, using the Rhodiascit procedure, are reported. The procedure was of no value in the management of patients with spontaneous functional renal failure, but was of considerable value in accelerating hospital discharge of patients with tense ascites but good renal function. Complications of the procedure were few, but tests of blood coagulation became abnormal, the most likely cause of which was deposition of fibrin on to the filtration membrane.

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