PBC, Ursodeoxycholic Acid and Bilirubin Watch!

McCashland, T. M.; Thompson, Jon S.
June 1999
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jun1999, Vol. 94 Issue 6, p1444
Academic Journal
Discusses research being done on the clinical significance of serum bilirubin levels under ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) therapy in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. Reference to a study A-M Bonnand, E.J. Heathcote, K.D. Lindor et al published in the 1999 issue of "Hepatology"; Comparison between the length of survival in patients whose serum bilirubin level (SBL) had normalized than in patients with elevated SBL; Significance of UCDA treatment in masking the severity of disease.


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