For conducting this interventional (randomized double-blind clinical trial) study, 36 cirrhotic
patients of both sexes (32 males and 4 females) were selected using systematic random sampling method (Pocock, 1999) out of 554 patients, who were registered in Tehran Hepatic Center registry.
patients with a risk of SBP should completely avoid animal contact.
Other strategies are intended to increase the conversion of ammonia into harmless molecules outside the brain--for example, by treating the patients with an agent called L-ornithine L-aspartate, which helps to incorporate ammonia into the amino acid glutamine in the skeletal muscle--and to bolster the residual ability of the patient's cirrhotic
liver to eliminate ammonia as urea.
Treatment of chronic bleeding from gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) with estrogen-progesterone in cirrhotic
patients: an open pilot study.
The time-dependent secretory response of cirrhotic
platelets to collagen showed that maximum secretion of serotonin and ADP was reached in normal platelets earlier than that of cirrhotic
Although the outcome of pleural infection is usually good, empyema in cirrhotic
patients is associated with a particularly poor outcome, and almost all of the patients in the reported cases died.
This point was driven home to me by Harold Conn, who insisted that there was no such thing as a cirrhotic
patient, only patients with cirrhotic
livers (oral communication, 1990).
We studied 72 consecutive cirrhotic
patients [28 female; mean (SD) age, 54 (13) years].
Several factors predispose cirrhotic
patients to infection (Table 1).
In the present study, we examined a series of cirrhotic
explants for histologic evidence of regression.
The cells were injected directly into the liver or, if the liver was cirrhotic
, into the spleen.
Today, an estimated one-third to one-half of all hospitalizations in cirrhotic
patients are partially or wholly attributable to hepatic encephalopathy," stated Bill Forbes, Executive Vice President, Research and Development and Chief Development Officer, Salix, "Hepatic encephalopathy signifies a poor prognosis, with one-year and three-year mortality rates of 58 percent and 77 percent, respectively, after presentation of the first episode of acute HE.