Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Nov;16(11):1836-1838. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2018.03.010. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

Factors That Affect Results of Psychometric Tests to Identify Patients With Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy.

Author information

1
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.
2
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Electronic address: etapper@umich.edu.

Abstract

Of the clinical complications of cirrhosis, hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is the most devastating. HE is a spectrum of reversible cognitive changes ranging from minimal HE (MHE) (mild inattention and deficits of executive function) to overt HE (disorientation to coma). More than 40% of patients with cirrhosis develop HE, which increases mortality, falls, motor vehicle accidents, and has a significant psychosocial impact.1 Early recognition is crucial. Patients with cirrhosis are recommended to receive an assessment for MHE.2.

PMID:
29551739
PMCID:
PMC6139070
[Available on 2019-11-01]
DOI:
10.1016/j.cgh.2018.03.010

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center