Infection and the progression of hepatic encephalopathy in acute liver failure.

@article{Vaquero2003InfectionAT,
  title={Infection and the progression of hepatic encephalopathy in acute liver failure.},
  author={Javier Vaquero and Julie Polson and Chuhan Chung and Irene B Helenowski and Frank V Schiodt and Joan Reisch and William M. Lee and Andres Thomas Blei},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2003},
  volume={125 3},
  pages={755-64}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Progression of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a major determinant of outcome in acute liver failure (ALF). Our aim was to identify predictive factors of worsening HE, including the relation of encephalopathy with the systemic inflammatory response (SIRS) and infection. METHODS We included 227 consecutive patients with stage I-II HE prospectively enrolled in the U.S. Acute Liver Failure Study. Univariate and multivariate analysis of 27 variables at admission were performed… CONTINUE READING

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