The effect of hepatectomy on glucose homeostasis in pig and in man.

@article{Lauritsen2002TheEO,
  title={The effect of hepatectomy on glucose homeostasis in pig and in man.},
  author={Torsten Leif Bunk Lauritsen and Niels Grunnet and A. Frederick Rasmussen and Niels H Secher and Bj\orn Quistorff},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={99-104}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The liver is regarded the most important source of glucose production and it is common practice to administer glucose during human liver transplantations to avoid hypoglycaemia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the importance of extra-hepatic contribution (kidney, gut and muscle) to the glucose homeostasis in the anhepatic pig and in man during the anhepatic phase of human liver transplantations. METHODS Blood glucose and lactate were monitored in the anhepatic phase… CONTINUE READING

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