Hepatic Encephalopathy in the Hospitalized Patient: A Review for Hospitalists.
Mo Med. 2019 Jul-Aug;116(4):308-312
Authors: Chela HK, Basra N, Naqvi SH
Hepatic encephalopathy is a well-recognized complication of decompensated cirrhosis. It is a reversible state of neurocognitive decline, the etiology of which is multifactorial. Diagnosis is predominantly clinical and usually a diagnosis of exclusion. The identification of precipitating factors and their correction is an essential part of the management along with medical therapies such as lactulose and rifaxmin.
PMID: 31527980 [PubMed - in process]