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Bathing in hot water induces vasodilatation of the peripheral vessels and alteration of blood distribution. Using a Doppler flowmeter, we evaluated the effect of bathing in hot water on portal hemodynamics. Eight controls and 8 patients with compensated liver cirrhosis remained immersed in hot water at 42 C for 5 minutes. Portal flow significantly decreased from 811±141 (ml/min) at the baseline to 530±98 in the controls and from 855±308 to 642±208 in cirrhotics immediately after bathing. Thisdoi:10.2169/internalmedicine.34.628 fatcat:eqpptztkhzb2xmvhvdjz6rchqm