GABAergic neurosteroids: the "endogenous benzodiazepines" of acute liver failure.

Acute liver failure (ALF) or fulminant hepatic failure represents a serious life-threatening condition. ALF is characterized by a significant liver injury that leads to a rapid onset of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). In ALF, patients manifest rapid deterioration in consciousness leading to hepatic coma together with an onset of brain edema which induces high… CONTINUE READING