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The effect of a standardized work load on 'liver tests' in patients with chronic active hepatitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7167736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since opinions differ about the effect of physical activity in chronic liver disease, we performed a submaximal ergometric exercise test in 17 patients with chronic active hepatitis in clinical remission while receiving immunosuppressive therapy and in 5 patients with portacaval shunts. The calculated oxygen consumption was low in most patients. Blood samples were drawn before the exercise and 4 h, 24 h, and 48 h after. No changes occurred in serum ALAT, ASAT, ALP, CK, GT, or prealbumin. The clinical condition was not influenced by the exercise test. We conclude that moderate physical activity, at least of short duration, is well tolerated by patients with chronic active hepatitis.
S Ritland; N E Foss; S Skrede
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0036-5521     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1982 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-27     Completed Date:  1983-05-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0060105     Medline TA:  Scand J Gastroenterol     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1013-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Test
Hepatitis, Chronic / enzymology,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
Oxygen Consumption
Portacaval Shunt, Surgical
Prealbumin / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunosuppressive Agents; 0/Prealbumin

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