Randomized placebo-controlled study of baclofen in the treatment of muscle cramps in patients with liver cirrhosis.

@article{Elfert2016RandomizedPS,
  title={Randomized placebo-controlled study of baclofen in the treatment of muscle cramps in patients with liver cirrhosis.},
  author={Asem Ahmed Elfert and Lobna Abo Ali and Samah M Soliman and Sherin Zakaria and Ibrahim Shehab El-Din and Walaa Elkhalawany and Sherief Abd-Elsalam},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={1280-4}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Muscle cramps adversely influence the quality of life of patients with liver cirrhosis. Indeed, to date, a well-established therapy for this complication is still lacking. This is the first randomized placebo-controlled trial of baclofen in the treatment of muscle cramps in patients with liver cirrhosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 100 patients with liver cirrhosis and muscle cramps signed an informed consent to participate in this study. They were recruited from the… CONTINUE READING
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