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Table 1 Constituents of ascites before and after apheresis

From: Eradication of intractable malignant ascites by abdominocentesis, reinfusion of concentrated ascites, and adoptive immunotherapy with dendritic cells and activated killer cells in a patient with recurrent lung cancer: a case report

  23 February 13 March
  Before After Before After
Total protein (g/dl) 4.71 21.19 4.73 14.04
Albumin (g/dl) 2.78 12.92 2.59 7.97
BUN (mg/dl) 18.7 12.6 12.7 3.7
Creatinine (mg/dl) 0.65 0.47 0.57 0.2
Uric acid (mg/dl) 7.6 6.7 6.9 2.9
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 135 421 125 370
AST (IU/l) 17 79 17 74
ALT (IU/l) 6 25 6 14
LDH (IU/l) 559 2336 517 2124
Gamma-GTP (IU/l) 48 61 39 48
ALP (IU/l) 787 825 464 589
Na (mEq/l) 138 141 140 146
K (mEq/l) 3.5 2.7 3.1 1.2
Cl (mEq/l) 102 85 102 105
Total Bil (mg/dl) 0.5 2.6 1.5 4.7
Direct Bil (mg/dl) 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.6
CRP (mg/dl) 1.9 8 1.4 5.4
Endotoxin (pg/ml) 2.23 <3 1.87 <3