[Pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy (author's transl)].

  title={[Pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy (author's transl)].},
  author={Eggert Holm and J P Striebel and R M{\"u}nzenmaier and R. Kattermann},
  journal={Leber, Magen, Darm},
  volume={7 4},
This contribution presents data from the literature as well as our own results concerning the mechanisms of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). 1. Blood chemistry: In patients with liver cirrhosis, the plasma levels of ammonia, phenylalanine, tyrosine, phenolic acids, and octopamine correlated with the stages of HE. Methionine and free tryptophan concentrations were increased only in stages 2-4. Further, branched chain amino acids were below the normal range. Experimental findings in animals… CONTINUE READING