International Journal of Advanced Research in Medicine
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part D
Assessment of cases of ascites: A clinical study
Author(s): Dr. Manish Kumbhare
Abstract:Background: Ascites formation is the result of a series of anatomical, pathophysiological, and biochemical changes. The present study was conducted to assess cases of ascites in adult patients.
Materials and methods: 107 patients of ascites of both genders were involved. Physical findings and risk factors were recorded.
Results: Out of 107 patients, males were 67 and females were 40. Risk factors in patients were diabetes in 62, alcohol ingestion in 48 and blood transfusion in 54. The difference was non-significant (P>0.05). physical findings were murmur in 32, elevated JVP in 20, axillary hair loss in 18, gynecomastia in 31, icterus in 48, palpable liver in 25, pleural effusion in 39 and peripheral odema in 28 patients. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Common physical findings were murmur, elevated JVP, axillary hair loss, gynecomastia, icterus, palpable liver, pleural effusion and peripheral odema.