Role of antibiotics in the management of hepatic encephalopathy.

  title={Role of antibiotics in the management of hepatic encephalopathy.},
  author={Willis C. Maddrey},
  journal={Reviews in gastroenterological disorders},
  volume={5 Suppl 1},
This article explores the rationale for use of antibiotics in the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy, discusses the role of antibiotics relative to other therapeutic approaches, and considers the reasons that limit the use of the antibiotics most commonly prescribed for the management of hepatic encephalopathy in the United States. Although the scientific rationale for the use of antibiotics in hepatic encephalopathy is well founded, the clinical evidence for their benefits is rather limited… CONTINUE READING

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