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Chronologic changes of explanted liver volume and the use of ursodeoxycholic acid in patients with end-stage primary biliary cirrhosis.

Authors
  • Tanaka, Tomohiro
  • Yamashiki, Noriyo
  • Sugawara, Yasuhiko
  • Tamura, Sumihito
  • Nakamura, Minoru
  • Kaneko, Junichi
  • Aoki, Taku
  • Sakamoto, Yoshihiro
  • Hasegawa, Kiyoshi
  • Kokudo, Norihiro
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2014
Volume
44
Issue
9
Pages
993–999
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/hepr.12283
PMID: 24298893
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Recent LT patients were characterized by more frequent portal hypertension and more severe liver atrophy, with longer UDCA therapy prior to LT, which might have prevented the somewhat rapid progression of liver failure characterized by hepatomegaly with insignificant fibrosis or portal hypertension.

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