Zinc Supplementation Improves the Outcome of Chronic Hepatitis C and Liver Cirrhosis

@inproceedings{Matsuoka2009ZincSI,
  title={Zinc Supplementation Improves the Outcome of Chronic Hepatitis C and Liver Cirrhosis},
  author={Shunichi Matsuoka and H. Matsumura and Hitomi Nakamura and Shu Oshiro and Yasuo Arakawa and Junpei Hayashi and Naoki Sekine and Kazushige Nirei and Hiroaki Yamagami and Masahiro Ogawa and Noriko Nakajima and Shuichi Amaki and Naohide Tanaka and Mitsuhiko Moriyama},
  booktitle={Journal of clinical biochemistry and nutrition},
  year={2009}
}
We treated patients with C-viral chronic hepatitis (CH) and liver cirrhosis (LC) with polaprezinc and determined prospectively the effect on long-term outcome. 62 patients were enrolled. Of these, 32 were administered 1.0 g polaprezinc and the remainder were not administered polaprezinc. We measured the serum zinc concentrations using conventional atomic absorption spectrometry and conducted a prospective study to determine the long-term outcome of the polaprezinc therapy. Changes of aspartate… CONTINUE READING