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Thursday, July 7, 2022

SBP in Cirrhosis

EMOttawa - By Chirag Bhat, Samara Adler - July 07, 2022
Take-home Point 1: Adopt an extremely low threshold to perform a diagnostic paracentesis in the cirrhotic patient because SBP is an emergency diagnosis with high mortality and subtle presentation. 
Take-Home Point 2: Order albumin at 1.5 g/kg when you diagnose SBP and confer a mortality benefit to your patient. 
Take-Home Point 3: Always consider the diagnosis of secondary peritonitis in your cirrhotic patients that you have diagnosed with SBP.