Current concepts in the assessment and treatment of hepatic encephalopathy.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207524
Title:
Current concepts in the assessment and treatment of hepatic encephalopathy.
Authors:
Cash, W J; McConville, P; McDermott, E; McCormick, P A; Callender, M E; McDougall, N I
Affiliation:
St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. jcash@btinternet.com
Citation:
QJM. 2010 Jan;103(1):9-16. Epub 2009 Nov 10.
Journal:
QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207524
DOI:
10.1093/qjmed/hcp152
PubMed ID:
19903725
Abstract:
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is defined as a metabolically induced, potentially reversible, functional disturbance of the brain that may occur in acute or chronic liver disease. Standardized nomenclature has been proposed but a standardized approach to the treatment, particularly of persistent, episodic and recurrent encephalopathy associated with liver cirrhosis has not been proposed. This review focuses on the pathogenesis and treatment of HE in patients with cirrhosis. The pathogenesis and treatment of hepatic encephalopathy in fulminant hepatic failure is quite different and is reviewed elsewhere.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Hepatic Encephalopathy/diagnosis/etiology/*therapy; Humans; Hyperammonemia/metabolism; Liver Cirrhosis/*complications/diagnosis
ISSN:
1460-2393 (Electronic); 1460-2393 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCash, W Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcConville, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcDermott, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcCormick, P Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCallender, M Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcDougall, N Ien_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:30:15Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:30:15Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:30:15Z-
dc.identifier.citationQJM. 2010 Jan;103(1):9-16. Epub 2009 Nov 10.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1460-2393 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1460-2393 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19903725en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/qjmed/hcp152en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207524-
dc.description.abstractHepatic encephalopathy (HE) is defined as a metabolically induced, potentially reversible, functional disturbance of the brain that may occur in acute or chronic liver disease. Standardized nomenclature has been proposed but a standardized approach to the treatment, particularly of persistent, episodic and recurrent encephalopathy associated with liver cirrhosis has not been proposed. This review focuses on the pathogenesis and treatment of HE in patients with cirrhosis. The pathogenesis and treatment of hepatic encephalopathy in fulminant hepatic failure is quite different and is reviewed elsewhere.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshHepatic Encephalopathy/diagnosis/etiology/*therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshHyperammonemia/metabolismen_GB
dc.subject.meshLiver Cirrhosis/*complications/diagnosisen_GB
dc.titleCurrent concepts in the assessment and treatment of hepatic encephalopathy.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentSt Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. jcash@btinternet.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalQJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physiciansen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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