AKBRArterial Ketone Bodies Ratio
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Laboratory and clinical studies have demonstrated the significance of AKBR as a means to estimate liver functional reserve.
The available assays such as the lidocaine test are more accurate in the assessment of already established liver disease, whereas the AKBR is more reliable in predicting recovery from more acute injury such as the immediate posttransplant graft function.
2] Nonstandard abbreviations: PT, prothrombin time; 1CG, indocyanine green; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; PNF, primary nonfunction; DNF, delayed nonfunction; MEGX, monoethylglycinexylidide; OLT, orthotopic liver transplantation; and AKBR, arterial ketone body ratio.