Methods for the Assessment of Liver Function and Liver Regeneration

  • N. Tygstrup

Abstract

Fulminant hepatic failure is fatal if liver function is reduced to a level incompatible with survival. This truism needs some qualification. A fatal outcome may also be due to lack of adequate treatment of treatable complications, such as gastrointestinal hemorrhage, or to complications due] to interventions, such as septicemia from intravenous lines. This makes monitoring of liver function essential. Furthermore, monitoring of the factors determining liver function, viz., the rate of regeneration and degeneration of hepatocytes, is assumed to be of significance for assessment of the prognosis.

Keywords

Hepatitis Prostaglandin Bilirubin Androgen Cyclosporin 

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