Prevalence of latent portasystemic encephalopathy in an unselected population of patients with liver cirrhosis in general practice.

@article{Schomerus1993PrevalenceOL,
  title={Prevalence of latent portasystemic encephalopathy in an unselected population of patients with liver cirrhosis in general practice.},
  author={Hans Schomerus and J Schreiegg},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Gastroenterologie},
  year={1993},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          231-4
        }
}
To evaluate the prevalence of latent PSE in unselected ambulatory patients with liver cirrhosis practicing physicians were asked to perform two non instrumental psychometric tests (number connection test and line tracing test) on patients with clinical signs of liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension. Tests were repeated after 8 weeks of treatment with Lactulose in those patients considered to have latent PSE at the initial evaluation. 296 physicians tested a total of 783 patients, 771 of these… CONTINUE READING

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