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Fertil Steril. 2002 May;77(5):986-8.

Effect of paracentesis of ascitic fluids on urinary output and blood indices in patients with severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.

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  • 1Department of Gynecology, Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. ishai_1@hotmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the isolated effect of abdominal paracentesis of ascitic fluid in women with severe OHSS on urine production and blood indices.

DESIGN:

Retrospective interventional study.

SETTING:

Gynecology department at the Lis Maternity Hospital, affiliated to Tel Aviv University.

PATIENT(S):

Thirty women with severe OHSS.

INTERVENTION(S):

Abdominal paracentesis according to clinical indications.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S):

Urinary output, blood urea nitrogen, as well as a complete blood count were measured before and following the procedure.

RESULT(S):

Urinary output increased from 1890 +/- 128 mL per 24 hours on the day before paracentesis to 2,660 +/- 226 mL per 24 hours after the procedure. Blood urea nitrogen values were 8.9 +/- 0.56 mg/dL and 7.8 +/- 0.53 mg/dL on the days before and after paracentesis, respectively. White blood cell count decreased from 15.4 +/- 1.1 (x 10(3) cells/mm(3)) on the days before the paracentesis to 13.3 +/- 0.9 (x 10(3) cells/mm(3)) after the procedure. Hematocrit was reduced significantly from 35.2 +/- 1.0% before the paracentesis to 33.4 +/- 0.8% after paracentesis.

CONCLUSION(S):

Paracentesis of ascitic fluids in women with severe OHSS has an isolated effect in improving renal function, as is evident by the increased urinary output and reduced blood urea nitrogen.

PMID:
12009355
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