c) in HCV genotyping,HCV- , HCV- , / mixed type were58% ,2 7% ,14% respectively. The rate of infection with HCV- was80 % in normal population but91. 7% with type HCV in the group of patients with cirrhosis.
③ Serum endotoxin level increased significantly in patients with cirrhosis compared with healthy controls ( P < 0. 01 ) ,and increased markedly in Child-Pugh C compared with in Child-Pugh B ( P < 0. 05 );
lasma α-ketoisocaproate concentrations in 20 patients with hepatic cirrhosis and 30 normal controls were determined by stable isotope dilution-mass spectrometry . It was found that the plasma level of this compound was much lower in patients(21.41±1.64μmol/L) than in normal subjectS (44.07± 1.51 μmol/L).
\ Results Testosterone and luteinizing hormone in patients with hepatic cirrhosis were lower than those of the control group ,while eslradiol and folliclestimulating hormone were much higher(t=3.29-9.87,P<0.01).
Plasma Trace Elements, Vitamin B12, Folate, and Homocysteine Levels in Cirrhotic Patients Compared to Healthy Controls
The purpose of the present study therefore was to investigate the relationship between serum vitamin B12, folate, zinc and copper, cysteine, and Hcy level differences between cirrhotic patients and healthy subjects.
We studied 32 cirrhotic patients (12 females and 20 males) aged 45 ± 11 years and 32 control subjects (12 females and 20 males) aged 39 ± 9 years.
There was an inverse correlation between Hcy and vitamin B12 in controls (r = -0.442, p >amp;lt; 0.011) but not in cirrhotic patients (r = -0.147, not significant).
Also, mean plasma folate was decreased in cirrhotic patients compared to controls (p >amp;lt; 0.001).
(2) The incidence of subphrenic infection after liver resection of primary liver cancer patients with hepatic cirrhosis was higher than that of non-cirrhotic patients.
In addition, the mean zinc level in the serum of patients with hepatic cirrhosis was significantly lower than that of the control group (p>amp;lt;0.05).
Bile salt secretion into duodenal juice was investigated in eight normal subjects and in 12 patients with hepatic cirrhosis.
Tyrosine loading in patients with hepatic cirrhosis: Lack of effect on plasma catecholamines
Plasma norepinephrine concentrations are often elevated in patients with hepatic cirrhosis in relation to the stage of disease and possibly in response to a decrease in "effective" arterial blood volume.