Gastrointestinal transit in cirrhotic patients: effect of hepatic encephalopathy and its treatment.

@article{Thiel1994GastrointestinalTI,
  title={Gastrointestinal transit in cirrhotic patients: effect of hepatic encephalopathy and its treatment.},
  author={David H. van Thiel and Stefano Fagiuoli and Harlan I. Wright and M. C Chien and Judith S. Gavaler},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1994},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={67-71}
}
Chronic hepatic encephalopathy is highly responsive to changes in diet, to antibiotic therapy and to ingestion of nondigestible disaccharides. The precise pathophysiology of chronic hepatic encephalopathy in individual cases is highly variable, although ammonia toxicity and production of neurotransmitterlike substances in the gut have been proposed to contribute to the overall syndrome of chronic hepatic encephalopathy. The support for this hypothesis is based on the empiric observation that… CONTINUE READING