Occlusion of portosystemic shunts improves hyperinsulinemia due to insulin resistance in cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension

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Liver cirrhosis (LC) is often complicated by hyperinsulinemia due to insulin resistance (IR), which is considered to be closely related to shunt formation and impaired liver function. This study evaluates whether balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO) can affect glucose and insulin metabolism in patients with LC. Twenty-five cirrhotic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00535-013-0893-z

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