Metabolic effects of liver transplantation in cirrhotic patients.

  title={Metabolic effects of liver transplantation in cirrhotic patients.},
  author={Livio Luzi and Gianluca Perseghin and Enrico Regalia and Lucia Piceni Sereni and Alberto Battezzati and Dario Baratti and Elettra Bianchi and Ileana Terruzzi and H. Hilden and Leif Groop and Andrea Pulvirenti and Marja Riitta Taskinen and L Gennari and Vincenzo Mazzaferro},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  volume={99 4},
To assess whether liver transplantation (LTx) can correct the metabolic alterations of chronic liver disease, 14 patients (LTx-5) were studied 5+/-1 mo after LTx, 9 patients (LTx-13) 13+/-1 mo after LTx, and 10 patients (LTx-26) 26+/-2 months after LTx. Subjects with chronic uveitis (CU) and healthy volunteers (CON) were also studied. Basal plasma leucine and branched-chain amino acids were reduced in LTx-5, LTx-13, and LTx-26 when compared with CU and CON (P < 0.01). The basal free fatty acids… CONTINUE READING


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