Hepatic encephalopathy and fitness to drive.

  title={Hepatic encephalopathy and fitness to drive.},
  author={Gerald Kircheis and Anja Knoche and Norbert Hilger and Frank Manhart and Alfons Schnitzler and Horst H Schulze and Dieter H{\"a}ussinger},
  volume={137 5},
BACKGROUND & AIMS Low-grade hepatic encephalopathy (HE) may impair fitness to drive. Driving deficits have not yet been characterized, and their relation to psychometric test results is unclear. METHODS Fifty-one cirrhotic patients and 48 age-matched controls underwent real driving in a multiple sensor and camera-equipped car, laboratory and "in-car" computer psychometry, and driving instructor's assessment. RESULTS Ten cirrhotic patients had no hepatic encephalopathy (HE0); 27 and 14… CONTINUE READING

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