Hepatic encephalopathy after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt insertion: a decade of experience.

@article{Masson2008HepaticEA,
  title={Hepatic encephalopathy after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt insertion: a decade of experience.},
  author={Steven A Masson and Hanan Al Mardini and John D. G. Rose and Christopher Oswold Record},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2008},
  volume={101 6},
  pages={493-501}
}
BACKGROUND Since its introduction, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) has been extensively used for treatment of portal hypertension. We report a decade of experience with particular emphasis on characterizing post-TIPS hepatic encephalopathy (HE). AIM To determine the frequency of clinically evident or minimal HE post-TIPS, identify predisposing factors and determine the impact of minimal HE on quality of life. DESIGN Prospective data collection and retrospective case… CONTINUE READING

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