Prognostic factors of hepatic encephalopathy after portacaval anastomosis: a multivariate analysis in 50 patients.

@article{Planas1992PrognosticFO,
  title={Prognostic factors of hepatic encephalopathy after portacaval anastomosis: a multivariate analysis in 50 patients.},
  author={Ram{\'o}n Planas and M C Gomes-Vieira and Eduard Cabr{\'e} and Manel Armengol and Juan Carlos Quer and J. S. Giner Boix and Rosa M a Morillas and A. Abad-Lacruz and M Broggi and Miquel Angel Gassull},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1992},
  volume={87 12},
  pages={1792-6}
}
Portacaval anastomosis has proved to be effective in avoiding active and recurrent hemorrhage from gastroesophageal varices in liver cirrhosis. However, hepatic encephalopathy is the most common and serious complication of this procedure. The aim of this study was to investigate by multivariate analysis the predictive factors of development of hepatic encephalopathy in 50 Child's A and B cirrhotic patients whose variceal bleeding was treated with emergency (n = 17) or elective (n = 33… CONTINUE READING