"Low T3 syndrome" in cirrhosis: effect of beta-blockade.

Abstract

The so-called "low T3 syndrome" has frequently been reported in patients with cirrhosis. In this study, we aimed to determine whether administration of propranolol to such patients leads to further changes in plasma thyroid hormones, since it can affect their peripheral metabolism. Twenty cirrhotics (11 with ascites) whom we investigated showed no clinical… (More)

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