Portal-systemic spill-over of bile acids: a study of mechanisms using ursodeoxycholic acid.

Portal-systemic spill-over of unconjugated ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) was assessed in ten healthy subjects, six patients with mild chronic liver disease and eight patients with cirrhosis. Following oral administration of UDCA (1.5 mg/kg body weight), serum concentrations of unconjugated UDCA were measured during 2 h using a capillary gas-liquid… CONTINUE READING