Hepatic Encephalopathy: An Update, An Issue of Clinics in Liver Disease - E-Book

Hepatic Encephalopathy: An Update, An Issue of Clinics in Liver Disease - E-Book

by Ravi Prakash MD MRCP (UK), Kevin Mullen

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A very hot topic at the 2010 AASLD meeting, hepatic encephalopathy is being brought to the Clinics in Liver Disease for the very first time by top experts, Dr. Mullen and Dr. Prakash. Authors have written articles that fully discuss the clinical aspects of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). Articles presented include History, Nomenclature and Classification; Theories involved in the pathogenesis of HE; Clinical Assessment and utility of clinical scales for semi-quantification of Overt HE;  Assessment of Minimal HE
( with emphasis on computerized psychometric tests); Brain Imaging and HE; Management of Overt HE; Management of Minimal HE; Nutritional Interventions for HE; TIPS and HE; Liver Transplantation and Reversibility of HE; Minimal HE and Driving; and HE and Quality of Life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455742905
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Series: The Clinics: Internal Medicine , #16
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

MetroHealth Medical Center

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Table of Contents

Preface Kevin D. Mullen Ravi K. Prakash xiii

New Perspectives in Hepatic Encephalopathy Kevin D. Mullen Ravi K. Prakash 1

Theories of the Pathogenesis of Hepatic Encephalopathy E. Anthony Jones Kevin D. Mullen 7

Assessment and Usefulness of Clinical Scales for Semiquantification of Overt Hepatic Encephalopathy Maiko Sakamoto William Perry Robin C. Hilsabeck Fatma Barakat Tarek Hassanein 27

Assessment of Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy (with Emphasis on Computerized Psychometric Tests) Matthew R. Kappus Jasmohan S. Bajaj 43

Brain Imaging and Hepatic Encephalopathy Mark J.W. McPhail Neeral R. Patel Simon D. Taylor-Robinson 57

Management of Overt Hepatic Encephalopathy Vandana Khungar Fred Poordad 73

Management of Covert Hepatic Encephalopathy Kevin D. Mullen Ravi K. Prakash 91

Malnutrition in Cirrhosis: Contribution and Consequences of Sarcopenia on Metabolic and Clinical Responses Pranav Periyalwar Srinivasan Dasarathy 95

Hepatic Encephalopathy After Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Oliviero Riggio Silvia Nardelli Federica Moscucci Chiara Pasquale Lorenzo Ridola Manuela Merli 133

Extent of Reversibility of Hepatic Encephalopathy Following Liver Transplantation R. Todd Frederick 147

Hepatic Encephalopathy and Health-Related Quality of Life Giampaolo Bianchi Marco Giovagnoli Anna Simona Sasdelli Giulio Marchesini 159

Index 171

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