Recently it has been surmised that both ammonia and benzodiazepine-like compounds (BDZs) may sinergistically contribute to hepatic encephalopathy (HE). In order to clarify this hypothesis, the levels of venous ammonia and BDZs were assayed in patients wuth HE due to fulminant hepatic failure.
Ammonia and 1,4-benzodiazepines in encephalopathic patients with fulminatn hepatic failure / Zeneroli, Maria Luisa; I., Venturini; Corsi, Lorenzo; Avallone, Rossella; Farina, Franco; G., Ardizzone; M., Centenaro; A., Arrigo; L., Miglioli; P., Schreier; M., Kleinschnitz; Baraldi, Mario. - STAMPA. - 114 n.4 part 2:(1998), pp. A1372-A1372. (Intervento presentato al convegno 99th Annual Meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association tenutosi a New Orleans nel 16-22 May 1998).