Hepatic encephalopathy for the hospitalist.

  title={Hepatic encephalopathy for the hospitalist.},
  author={Joseph R. Sweigart and Bruce A. Bradley and Alla Y. Grigorian},
  journal={Journal of hospital medicine},
  volume={11 8},
The care of patients with advanced liver disease is often complicated by episodes of acute decline in alertness and cognition, termed hepatic encephalopathy (HE). Hospitalists must be familiar with HE, as it is a common reason for hospitalization in this population and is associated with significantly increased mortality. This narrative review addresses… CONTINUE READING