Relationship between liver function and brain shrinkage in patients with alcohol dependence.

@article{Chen2012RelationshipBL,
  title={Relationship between liver function and brain shrinkage in patients with alcohol dependence.},
  author={Chun-Hsin Chen and Jonathan Walker and Reza Momenan and Robert Rawlings and Markus Heilig and Daniel W. Hommer},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={625-32}
}
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress has been proposed as one of the mechanisms of alcohol-induced brain shrinkage and alcohol-induced hepatotoxicity. The aim of this study was to assess the correlations between liver function and brain volume (BV) measurements in patients with alcohol dependence. METHODS We recruited 124 patients with alcohol dependence and 111 healthy control subjects from National Institute of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism inpatient alcohol treatment… CONTINUE READING
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