L-carnitine trends toward QOL, cognitive improvement in hepatic encephalitis

Though absolute differences did not emerge in the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy with L-carnitine, a presenter at the Digital International Liver Congress suggested the changes seen indicate more research with higher doses may be warranted.“Twenty-four weeks of L-carnitine supplementation in covert hepatic encephalopathy patients did not improve quality of life,” Eileen Yoon, MD, PhD, of Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea, said during her presentation. “However, L-carnitine supplement stabilized liver function and supplementRead More

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