Lactitol in prevention of recurrent episodes of hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhotic patients with portal-systemic shunt

Abstract

Recurrent episodes of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) frequently occur in surgically shunted cirrhotic patients. The prevention of these episodes is based mainly on the long-term use of lactulose. Recently, lactitol, a nonabsorbable disaccharide similar to lactulose, has been proposed as an alternative in the management of HE. It has the advantage of being… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01540265

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