Hepatic encephalopathy in patients with liver cirrhosis: is there a role of malnutrition?

@article{Kalaitzakis2008HepaticEI,
  title={Hepatic encephalopathy in patients with liver cirrhosis: is there a role of malnutrition?},
  author={Evangelos Kalaitzakis and Einar S. Bjornsson},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 21},
  pages={
          3438-9
        }
}
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a common complication in patients with liver cirrhosis but its pathogenesis remains incompletely understood. Malnutrition is commonly encountered in patients with liver cirrhosis and it has been reported to affect the quality of life of this group of patients. Experimental studies suggest that low energy intake and poor nutritional status may facilitate the development of HE but there are scarce data on the potential role of malnutrition in HE in patients with… CONTINUE READING
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