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A capillary blood ammonia bedside test following glutamine load to improve the diagnosis of hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhosis

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Published in BMC Gastroenterology. 2011, vol. 11, p. 134
Abstract Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a frequent and severe complication of cirrhosis. A single determination of ammonia in venous blood correlates poorly with neurological symptoms. Thus, a better biological marker is needed.
Keywords Administration, OralAdultAgedAmmonia/bloodBiological Markers/bloodCapillariesCohort StudiesFemaleFollow-Up StudiesGlutamine/administration & dosageHematologic Tests/methodsHepatic Encephalopathy/blood/diagnosis/etiology/psychologyHumansIncidenceLiver Cirrhosis/complicationsMaleMiddle AgedPoint-of-Care SystemsPredictive Value of TestsPrevalencePsychometrics
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PMID: 22151412
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Research groups Hépatologie chirurgicale (327)
Groupe Pierre Burkhard (neurologie) (154)
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DITISHEIM, Saskia Isabel et al. A capillary blood ammonia bedside test following glutamine load to improve the diagnosis of hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhosis. In: BMC Gastroenterology, 2011, vol. 11, p. 134. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:24756

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