Cerebral blood flow and plasma free tryptophan in cirrhotics with and without hepatic encephalopathy

R. Testa, G. Rodriguez, F. Arvigo, A. Grasso, A. Gris, F. Nobili, S. Marenco, G. Rosadini, G. Celle

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Abstract

Cerebral blood flow (CBF), measured by the non-invasive 133-Xenon inhalation method, plasma levels of ammonia (NH3) and free tryptophan (fTRP) were determined in 30 cirrhotic patients without overt encephalopathy. Psychometric evaluation detected subclinical hepatic encephalopathy (SHE) in 20 of them, and was normal in the other 10. A significant CBF difference (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-421
Number of pages7
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1989

Keywords

  • Cerebral Blood Flow
  • free tryptophan
  • serotonin
  • subclinical hepatic encephalopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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