[Arterial ketone body ratio as an indicator of energy charge in patients with hepatic encephalopathy].

Arterial ketone body ratio (AKBR) was continuously measured in 39 cases with hepatic encephalopathy (HE) in order to evaluate the immediate energy charge of the liver and predict the occurrence of HE and its prognosis. The results demonstrated that AKBR in patients before the onset of HE was significantly lower than that in healthy subjects (P < 0.005… CONTINUE READING