Delayed-Onset Hepatic Encephalopathy Induced by Zolpidem: A Case Report

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Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a complex neuropsychiatric disorder associated with either hepatocellular insufficiency and/or the presence of porto-systemic shunts. It is thought to be induced by altered neurotransmission mediated by enhanced gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-induced inhibitory tone. The use of benzodiazepines are generally avoided in patients… (More)

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