Validation of the Psychometric Hepatic Encephalopathy Score (PHES) for Identifying Patients with Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy

@article{DuarteRojo2011ValidationOT,
  title={Validation of the Psychometric Hepatic Encephalopathy Score (PHES) for Identifying Patients with Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy},
  author={Andr{\'e}s Duarte-Rojo and Jos{\'e} Estradas and Roberto Hern{\'a}ndez-Ramos and Sergio Ponce-de-Le{\'o}n and J. M. Mass{\'o} C{\'o}rdoba and Aldo Torre},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={56},
  pages={3014-3023}
}
The psychometric hepatic encephalopathy score (PHES) is a battery of neuropsychological tests used in the diagnosis of minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE). The aim of this study was to construct and validate a dataset of normal values for the PHES. Volunteers and patients with cirrhosis with and without low-grade overt hepatic encephalopathy (OHE) were enrolled. All subjects completed the PHES battery, and possible modifying factors were assessed. Formulas to predict expected scores in… CONTINUE READING