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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2017, Article ID 5872068, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5872068
Research Article

The Outcome of Thoracentesis versus Chest Tube Placement for Hepatic Hydrothorax in Patients with Cirrhosis: A Nationwide Analysis of the National Inpatient Sample

1University of Arkansas for Medical Science, 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
2Saint Davis Round Rock Medical Centre, 2400 Round Rock Ave, Round Rock, TX 78681, USA
3Umass Memorial Medical Center, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Ali Ridha; moc.oohay@ahdir.mila

Received 16 July 2017; Revised 24 September 2017; Accepted 10 October 2017; Published 28 November 2017

Academic Editor: Paolo Gionchetti

Copyright © 2017 Ali Ridha et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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