High dose ursodeoxycholic acid for the treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis is safe and effective.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) has been shown to improve serum liver tests in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), but controlled trials have shown inconsistent effects on liver histology, and did not reveal a survival benefit. This pilot, randomised dose-ranging trial attempted to determine whether further enrichment of the bile acid pool with UDCA would lead to an improvement in outcome for PSC patients. METHODS: Thirty-one patients with PSC were randomised to treatment with...Expand abstract
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