Hepatic encephalopathy tool detects minimal impairment in the elderly

BOSTON — In a multicenter study of older patients with cirrhosis, the EncephalApp tool accurately diagnosed cognitive impairment and hepatic encephalopathy, according to a presenter at The Liver Meeting 2019.“Patients with cirrhosis are growing older and increasing survival means that these patients are often diagnosed with cirrhosis at a later age,” Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, from the Virginia Commonwealth University, said during his presentation. “Cirrhosis-associated altered cognition and impaired health-related quality of life is most likely related to hepaticRead More

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