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Female gender and gastrointestinal symptoms, not brain-derived neurotrophic factor, are associated with depression and anxiety in cirrhosis.

Authors
  • Xu, Hong1, 2, 3
  • Zhou, Yang1, 2
  • Ko, Fangyuan1, 2
  • Ping, Jian1, 2, 4
  • Zhang, Jing1, 2
  • Zhao, Changqing1, 2
  • Xu, Lieming1, 2, 4
  • 1 Liver Cirrhosis Section, Department of Hepatology, Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China. , (China)
  • 2 Institute of Liver Diseases, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China. , (China)
  • 3 Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital, Hangzhou, China. , (China)
  • 4 Key Laboratory of Liver and Kidney Diseases (Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine), Ministry of Education, Shanghai, China. , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
Publication Date
March 2017
Volume
47
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/hepr.12723
PMID: 27062585
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Female gender and GI symptoms are closely associated with depression and anxiety in cirrhosis. There is no significant correlation between BDNF level and psychological distress in cirrhosis.

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