Risk factors for hepatic encephalopathy after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement in cirrhotic patients

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Introduction: Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a frequent consequence of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement and a major cause of morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilization in cirrhotic patients. The prevention of post-TIPS HE is mainly achieved by a careful selection of patients before the procedure. A relationship between the… (More)

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