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Propranolol improves endothelial dysfunction in advanced cirrhosis: the ‘endothelial exhaustion’ hypothesis

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  • Contributors The study was designed by AB-A. AB-A, RCC, EdSMF and HSMC gave substantial contributions to patient recruitment and data acquisition. EB conceived the necessary conditions to conduct the study at BioVasc laboratory. Data were analysed by AB-A, RdMP and CAV-N. The report was written by AB-A, RdMP, CAV-N and EB. All authors approved the final version.

  • Funding Rio de Janeiro State Agency for Research Support (FAPERJ) and National Research Council of Brazil.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.