Clinical and Pathophysiological Characteristics of Cirrhotic Patients with Grade 1 and Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy

@inproceedings{Thomsen2016ClinicalAP,
  title={Clinical and Pathophysiological Characteristics of Cirrhotic Patients with Grade 1 and Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy},
  author={Karen Louise Thomsen and J Macnaughtan and Giovanni Tritto and Rajeshwar P Mookerjee and Rajiv Jalan and Mat{\'i}as A. Avila},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS EASL/AASLD hepatic encephalopathy (HE) guidelines proposed the alternative use of the term 'Covert HE' combining minimal HE (mHE) and Grade 1 HE into a single entity. However, longitudinal data to indicate that these are indeed a single entity are lacking. The aims of this study were to determine whether the occurrence of complications of cirrhosis requiring hospital admission and mortality were similar in these sub-groups of patients. METHODS Clinically-stable cirrhotic… CONTINUE READING

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