Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Original Article

J Liaquat Uni Med Health Sci. 2009; 8(2): 106-108

Frequency of Hepatic Hydrothorax in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis: A Tertiary Care Hospital Experience

Muhammad Sadik Memon, Asif Burney, Muhammad Hanif Ghani, Ikram Din Ujjan, Ubaidullah Soomro, Siraj Memon, Kamran Ansari and Mukhtar A Mirza.

OBJECTIVE: Present study was designed to find out the frequency of hepatic hydrothorax
among the patients with liver cirrhosis in a tertiary care hospital.
METHODS: This prospective observational study was carried out at the Hepatology Section of
Department of Medicine, Isra University Hospital, Hyderabad, from December 2005 to May 2006.
All the consecutive patients suffering from cirrhosis of liver were included and studied for the
presence of hepatic hydrothorax. Results were summed up and test parameters were compared
RESULTS: The total number of patients was 128, and the mean age of these patients was 48.6
years. Frequency of hepatic hydrothorax in all patients with cirrhosis was 5.5% (7/128). It was
seen that highest frequency of hepatic hydrothorax was found in Hepatitis C cirrhotic patients
(4/7). The second most common occurrence was found in hepatitis B cirrhotic patients (2/7). In
other types (non “B”, non “C”) it was 1/7.
CONCLUSION: The frequency of hepatic hydrothorax at our center is similar as reported in the
world literature.

Key words: Hepatic Hydrothorax, Liver Cirrhosis, Hepatitis.

Similar Articles

Compound glycyrrhizin injection for improving liver function in children with acute icteric hepatitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Liang SB, Hou WB, Zheng RX, Liang CH, Yan LJ, Wang HN, Cao HJ, Han M, Robinson N, Liu JP
Integrative medicine research. 2022; 11(1): 100772

Systemic epigallocatechin gallate protects against retinal degeneration and hepatic oxidative stress in the P23H-1 rat.
Perdices L, Fuentes-Broto L, Segura F, Cavero A, Orduna-Hospital E, Insa-Sánchez G, Sánchez-Cano AI, Fernández-Sánchez L, Cuenca N, Pinilla I
Neural regeneration research. 2022; 17(3): 625-631

RdRp (RNA-dependent RNA polymerase): A key target providing anti-virals for the management of various viral diseases.
Pathania S, Rawal RK, Singh PK
Journal of molecular structure. 2022; 1250(): 131756

Impact of Curcumin on Hepatic Low-Density Lipoprotein Uptake.
Jalili-Nik M, Mahboobnia K, Guest PC, Majeed M, Al-Rasadi K, Jamialahmadi T, Sahebkar A
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2022; 2343(): 395-400

Comparison of Non-Invasive Clinical Algorithms for Liver Fibrosis in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis B to Reduce the Need for Liver Biopsy: Application of Enhanced Liver Fibrosis and Mac-2 Binding Protein Glycosylation Isomer.
Hur M, Park M, Moon HW, Choe WH, Lee CH
Annals of laboratory medicine. 2022; 42(2): 249-257

Full-text options

Latest Statistics about COVID-19
• pubstat.org

Add your Article(s) to Indexes
• citeindex.org

Covid-19 Trends and Statistics
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.

ScopeMed Web Sites