Colchicine treatment of liver fibrosis.

@article{Nikolaidis2006ColchicineTO,
  title={Colchicine treatment of liver fibrosis.},
  author={Nikolaos L. Nikolaidis and Jannis Kountouras and Olga I. Giouleme and Valasia N. Tzarou and Olga Chatzizisi and Kaliopi Patsiaoura and Athanasios D Papageorgiou and Maria Leontsini and Nikolaos P. Eugenidis and Chrysanthos Zamboulis},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={53 68},
  pages={281-5}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Because of its antifibrotic and anti-inflammatory effects, colchicine has been proposed as a treatment for liver disease. The results from clinical trials have however been inconsistent. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of colchicine in the treatment of patients with hepatic fibrosis of various etiologies. METHODOLOGY Thirty-eight patients were randomized to receive either colchicine 1 mg per day (n=21, group A) or no antifibrotic agent (n=17, group B… CONTINUE READING

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