Quick Tips: Hepatic Encephalopathy

If you haven’t already, check out our previous “Quick Tips” infographics:

This time, we learn about hepatic encephalopathy…enjoy!

Links to the referenced articles

Sood KT and Wong RJ. Clin Exp Hepatol 2019 – presence of HE associated with increased hospital readmissions

Tapper EB, et al. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2015 – retrospective study showing the contribution of psychoactive medications to HE and falls in cirrhosis 

Bajaj JS, et al. Hepatology 2009 — the presence of minimal hepatic encephalopathy is associated with motor vehicle accidents

Tapper EB, et al. Hep Comm 2019 – identifying the incidence of and risk factors for hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis

Vilstrup H, et al. Hepatology 2014 – AASLD/EASL practice guideline for HE in chronic liver disease

Haj, M and Rockey D. Am J Gastroenterol 2020 – ammonia levels are not helpful in guiding inpatient management of HE

Bajaj JS, et al. Am J Gastroenterol 2020 – an overview of important unresolved questions in the management of HE, including options for nutritional therapy 

Gluud LL, et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2016 – systematic review comparing different non-absorbable disaccharides (lactulose, lacitol) to placebo in the management of HE

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