Growth hormone-stimulated insulin-like growth factor (IGF) I and IGF-binding protein-3 in liver cirrhosis.

@article{Assy1997GrowthHI,
  title={Growth hormone-stimulated insulin-like growth factor (IGF) I and IGF-binding protein-3 in liver cirrhosis.},
  author={Nimer N Assy and Z{\`e}ev Hochberg and Tamar Amit and Zila Shen-Orr and Rafael Enat and Yaacov Baruch},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={1997},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={796-802}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the liver's potential to generate insulin-like growth factor (IGF) I and IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3), following stimulation by human recombinant growth hormone, as a possible marker for liver functional reserve in patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS In a pilot study, 15 patients (mean age 56 years) with postnecrotic liver cirrhosis were divided into two groups according to disease severity (Child-Pugh score): Group 1 (n=8) with… CONTINUE READING