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The use of clonidine with diuretic therapy in the treatment of refractory ascites in patients with cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation
  1. John M Hutchinson,
  2. Mervyn H Davies
  1. The Liver Unit, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, England
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mervyn H Davies, The Liver Unit, St James's University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7TF, England; mervyn.davies{at}leedsth.nhs.uk

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We have read the comprehensive review article by Cárdenas and Ginès that details the management of ascites, hyponatraemia, hepatorenal syndrome, bacterial infections, hepatic encephalopathy and variceal bleeding in patients with decompensated chronic liver disease.1 It is well recognised that such conditions alter pre-, peri- and post-orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) outcomes. However, there is one important issue around …

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