Novel predictive model accurately predicts risk of hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhosis

Bedside measures including activity, quality of life and physical function accurately predicted the risk for overt hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis, according to results published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.“In this prospective study, we define the incidence of overt [hepatic encephalopathy (HE)] in a large cohort with cirrhosis and portal hypertension,” Elliot B. Tapper, MD, from the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, department of internal medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “In addition, we established a newRead More

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