Lactulose Lowers Arterial Ammonia in Hepatic Failure

Ratnaike, Ranjit N.; O'Halloran, M. W.; Hislop, I. G.; Pascoe, N. P.
December 1972
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec1972, Vol. 58 Issue 6, p626
Academic Journal
Compares the results of an investigation of the effect of lactulose in patients with hepatic failure by estimating the arterial blood ammonia before and after the ingestion of a protein meal, and the ammonia levels produced by administration of the protein load to normal subjects and patients with compensated liver disease. Description of the drinkers with chronic liver disease that were used as subjects; Mean fasting ammonia level of patients with compensated cirrhosis; Mean fasting level of blood ammonia in decompensated liver disease.


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