Prognostic benefit of the addition of a quantitative index of hepatic encephalopathy to the MELD score: the MELD-EEG.

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BACKGROUND & AIMS A slowed electroencephalogram (EEG) is indicative of the presence of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). Since HE is not reflected in the MELD score and is an important prognostic parameter, we assess the prognostic benefit of the addition of an EEG-based HE index to the MELD. METHODS Three hundred and ninety-two patients with cirrhosis… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/liv.12490

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