Published: 15 April 2022
Author(s): Isaac Núñez, Fernando Solis-Huerta, Adrian Soto-Mota
Issue: August 2022
Section: Letter to the Editor

Ascites is a clinical scenario frequently encountered in primary care, internal medicine and gastroenterology. Formal guidelines on its approach and management exist and recommend measuring the serum-ascites albumin gradient (SAAG) as part of the routine evaluation of new-onset ascites to guide the clinician in determining the underlying etiology [1,2]. SAAG is in reality a discrete numerical variable that was dichotomized in early studies from which ascites guidelines support their recommendations [3,4].

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