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Terlipressin and arterial blood volume after paracentesis for tense ascites in cirrhosis
  1. G Singh Ranger
  1. 1St George’s Hospital Medical School, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 OQT, UK;

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Moreau et al described the use of terlipressin, a vasopressin analogue, in ameliorating the reduction in effective arterial blood volume which can occur after paracentesis for tense ascites in cirrhosis (Gut 2002:50:90–4).

The article states that the first 1 mg intravenous bolus dose of terlipressin was given at the …

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