Prognostic Value of Oral Glucose Tolerance Test, Insulin Like Growth Factor-I and Transferrin in Cirrhotic Patients
BACKGROUND: Glucose intolerance occurs frequently in patients with liver cirrhosis. However, few studies have assessed its prognostic value in patients with liver cirrhosis. AIM: To evaluate the importance of oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and serum transferrin (TRF) in prediction of disease outcome in patients with posthepatitic liver cirrhosis . METHODS: Seventy-four patients with posthepatitic liver ... Read more