Secondary Prophylaxis of Hepatic Encephalopathy in Cirrhosis: An Open-Label, Randomized Controlled Trial of Lactulose, Probiotics, and No Therapy

@article{Agrawal2012SecondaryPO,
  title={Secondary Prophylaxis of Hepatic Encephalopathy in Cirrhosis: An Open-Label, Randomized Controlled Trial of Lactulose, Probiotics, and No Therapy},
  author={Amit Agrawal and Barjesh Chander Sharma and Praveen Sharma and Shiv Kumar Sarin},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={107},
  pages={1043-1050}
}
OBJECTIVES:Lactulose is effective in secondary prophylaxis of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). Probiotics improves minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE), which predisposes to HE. No study has been conducted on the secondary prophylaxis of HE using probiotics. Our objective was to study the effects of lactulose and probiotics for secondary prophylaxis of HE.METHODS:Consecutive cirrhotic patients who had recovered from HE were randomized to receive lactulose (Gp-L, 30 ml three times per day), three… CONTINUE READING
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