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13C-methacetin breath test shortened: 2-point-measurements after 15 minutes reliably indicate the presence of liver cirrhosis.

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BACKGROUND AND GOALS: The 13C-methacetin breath test (MBT) measures the activity of the cytochrome P450 dependent enzyme system and has been developed to assess the functional hepatic mass. We evaluated simple modifications of the 13C-MBT to further increase its practicability and therefore clinical acceptance. STUDY: One hundred and four patients with different chronic liver diseases (including 35 patients with histologically proven cirrhosis) and 65 healthy controls underwent the 13C-MBT. ...

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Journal:
Journal of clinical gastroenterology
Volume:
41
Issue:
1
Pages:
33-37
Publication date:
2007-01-01
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EISSN:
1539-2031
ISSN:
0192-0790
Source identifiers:
241273
Language:
English
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pubs:241273
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uuid:38d825a1-ce31-47f3-97d1-1a1ca15bb8eb
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pubs:241273
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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