6 Committee comments

6 Committee comments

6.1 The Committee noted that the only literature available on the subcutaneous implantation of a battery-powered catheter drainage system for managing refractory and recurrent ascites was on a series of patients with cirrhosis. It is important that all future publications specify clearly whether the cause of ascites is cirrhosis, malignancy or another disease process, and that they report outcomes separately for each group of patients.

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