Effects of branched chain amino acid infusion on glucose metabolism in cirrhotic patients with encephalopathy

@article{Morioka1983EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of branched chain amino acid infusion on glucose metabolism in cirrhotic patients with encephalopathy},
  author={Satoshi Morioka and Koichi Kanai and Makoto Kako and Takeyuki Nakajima and T. Yoshimi and Michiko Masaka and Kayoko Sudo and Takeshi Kanno},
  journal={Gastroenterologia Japonica},
  year={1983},
  volume={18},
  pages={553-559}
}
An amino acid solution enriched in branched chain amino acids (BCAA) was administered to cirrhotic patients with encephalopathy and serial determinations of serum glucose,IRI and IRG were performed. Slight decrease of serum glucose was observed when only BCAA was given. On the other hand, when BCAA was infused with glucose, the serum glucose level decreased significantly after infusion (-77.5 ±26.2 mg/dl, p<0.01) and two cases of hypoglycemic shock were observed. Although both serum insulin and… CONTINUE READING

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