Correlation between degree and quality of sleep disturbance and the level of neuropsychiatric impairment in patients with liver cirrhosis

@article{Samanta2013CorrelationBD,
  title={Correlation between degree and quality of sleep disturbance and the level of neuropsychiatric impairment in patients with liver cirrhosis},
  author={Jayanta Samanta and Radha Krishan Dhiman and Amit Khatri and Kiran Kumar Thumburu and Sandeep Grover and Ajay Duseja and Yogesh Chawla},
  journal={Metabolic Brain Disease},
  year={2013},
  volume={28},
  pages={249-259}
}
Sleep disturbances are common in patients of cirrhosis and has a significant effect on their health related quality of life (HRQOL). Thus far, no study has demonstrated a systematically studied significant correlation between the sleep disturbance observed and the neuropsychiatric impairment status of patients of cirrhosis. On the basis of PHES, we divided 100 cirrhotics into those having minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) (PHES≤−5) and those not (NMHE). Now, in these MHE (n=46) and NMHE (n… CONTINUE READING