Persistence of cognitive impairment after resolution of overt hepatic encephalopathy.

  title={Persistence of cognitive impairment after resolution of overt hepatic encephalopathy.},
  author={Jasmohan S Bajaj and Christine M. Schubert and Douglas M. Heuman and James B. Wade and Douglas P. Gibson and Allyne Topaz and Kia Saeian and Muhammad Hafeezullah and Debulon E. Bell and Richard Keith Sterling and Richard Todd Stravitz and Velimir A.C. Luketic and Melanie B. White and Arun J Sanyal},
  volume={138 7},
BACKGROUND & AIMS In patients with cirrhosis, hepatic encephalopathy (HE) has acute but reversible as well as chronic components. We investigated the extent of residual cognitive impairment following clinical resolution of overt HE (OHE). METHODS Cognitive function of cirrhotic patients was evaluated using psychometric tests (digit symbol, block design, and number connection [NCT-A and B]) and the inhibitory control test (ICT). Improvement (reduction) in ICT lures and first minus second… CONTINUE READING