Phenylalanine breath test as a method to evaluate hepatic dysfunction in obstructive jaundice.

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the hepatic dysfunction associated with obstructive jaundice can be measured from changes in expiratory 13CO2 levels after intravenous administration of l-[1-(13)C]phenylalanine, using a rat model of obstructive jaundice. MATERIALS AND METHODS Under pentobarbital anesthesia, bile duct… (More)

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