Table 1

Criteria of inclusion and exclusion of patients.

Inclusion Criteria

Exclusion Criteria


Patients meeting all of the following criteria are considered for inclusion in the study:

Patients presenting with any of the following are not be included in the trial:

- men and women between 18 and 65 years of age,

- pregnant or nursing women,

- scheduled for first liver transplantation and graft (dead body) already available,

- history of hypersensitivity to glycine or to drugs with a similar chemical structure (amino acids, e.g. serine, threonine, or methionine),

- written informed consent.

- mental conditions rendering the subject incapable to understand the nature, scope, and consequences of the trial,

- participation in another clinical trial.

No subject will be enrolled in this study more than once.


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