hepatic encephalopathy


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hepatic encephalopathy

[he′pad·ik en‚sef·ə′läp·ə·thē]
(medicine)
Behavioral, psychological, and neurological changes associated with advanced liver disease.
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She was admitted for liver transplant evaluation, but she immediately developed hepatic encephalopathy.
Xifaxan has also been granted Orphan Drug designation by the FDA for use in hepatic encephalopathy.
However, it has some important side effects as it aggravates hepatic encephalopathy and the possibility of shunt occlusion [25].
This review classification signals that the FDA considers that rifaximin has the potential to provide a significant advance in the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy.
d) there was a positive effect on hepatic encephalopathy, but none demonstrated as a bridge to transplant.
The liver was not palpable; there was no ascites clinically; and he did not show any manifestations of hepatic encephalopathy.
Nursing assessments should include monitoring mental status changes to detect the development of hepatic encephalopathy, daily measurement of abdominal girth for ascites, and daily weight measurement to assess fluid retention.
The 15 papers assess current treatment options for bowel disorders, colonic diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, hepatic encephalopathy, traveler's diarrhea, and Helicobacter pylori infection.
However, this treatment option may exacerbate liver failure or hepatic encephalopathy.
The major complications of cirrhosis are ascites, gastroesophageal varices-related bleeding, hepatic encephalopathy, hepatorenal syndrome and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
The liver disease caused fatigue in 51%, pruritus in 10%, ascites in 70%, hepatic encephalopathy in 40%, hepatocellular carcinoma in 8%, and a prior variceal hemorrhage in 16%.