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Liver chronic diseases constitute an important public health issue. When diagnosing diffuse hepatopathies, ultrasonography is a simple method bringing useful information but not safe enough when determining the difference between certain diseases (steatosis, chronic hepatitis or early cirrhosis) or quantifying their severity. Present study is focused on(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a frequent complication of cirrhosis and a major public health problem. The incidence is increasing because of improved cirrhosis prognosis. The most widely used scale used to evaluate HE is the West-Haven (WH) scale, with scores ranging from 0 to 4. This scale is easy to use but not suitable for patients with(More)
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