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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-55997

Stieger, B; Heger, M; de Graaf, W; Paumgartner, G; van Gulik, T (2012). The emerging role of transport systems in liver function tests. European Journal of Pharmacology, 675(1-3):1-5.

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Liver function tests are of critical importance for the management of patients with severe or terminal liver disease. They are also used as prognostic tools for planning liver resections. In recent years many transport systems have been identified that also transport substances employed in liver function tests. Such substances include endogenous bilirubin or exogenously administered indocyanine green, agents for magnetic resonance imaging, agents for single photon emission computed tomography or agents for breath tests. The increasing functional and molecular information on the respective transport systems should improve the management and as a result the outcome of patients scheduled for liver surgery or transplantation. To achieve the latter goal, clinical studies that assess individual patients' liver function over the course of their disease with liver function tests are needed to firmly establish and validate recently introduced and novel liver function markers.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Integrative Human Physiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:30 Mar 2012 07:09
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:25
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.ejphar.2011.11.048
PubMed ID:22173125

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