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Title Hepatic encephalopathy / Kevin D. Mullen, Ravi K. Prakash, editors
Published [Totowa, N.J.] : Humana Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Clinical gastroenterology
Clinical gastroenterology (Series)
Contents Part 1. Pathogenesis. -- Role of Ammonia in the Pathogenesis of Hepatic Encephalopathy / Jan Albrecht -- Neuroinflammation in the Pathogenesis of Hepatic Encephalopathy / Roger F. Butterworth -- Inflammation and Hepatic Encephalopathy / Shabnam S. Shabbir, Amit Singh Seyan and Debbie Lindsay Shawcross -- Oxidative Stress in Hepatic Encephalopathy / Arumugam R. Jayakumar and Michael D. Norenberg -- The Role of Natural Benzodiazepines Receptor Ligands in Hepatic Encephalopathy / E. Anthony Jones and Kevin D. Mullen -- Introduction, Nomenclature, and Classification of Hepatic Encephalopathy / Kevin D. Mullen and Ravi K. Prakash -- Part 2. Diagnosis. -- Diagnosis of Overt Hepatic Encephalopathy / Karin Weissenborn -- Diagnosis of Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy / Jennifer Y. Montgomery and Jasmohan S. Bajaj -- The Electroencephalogram in Hepatic Encephalopathy / Piero Amodio -- Brain Imaging in Hepatic Encephalopathy / Rita García-Martínez and Juan Córdoba
Part 3. Treatment. -- Disaccharides in the Treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy / Praveen Sharma and Shiv Kumar Sarin -- Antibiotic Treatment for Hepatic Encephalopathy / Kevin D. Mullen and Ravi K. Prakash -- Ornithine Phenylacetate: A Novel Strategy for the Treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy / Maria Jover-Cobos, Nathan A. Davies, Yalda Sharifi and Rajiv Jalan -- Part 4. Special Topics. -- Sleep Disorders and Hepatic Encephalopathy / Sara Montagnese -- Hepatic Encephalopathy and Driving / Matthew R. Kappus and Jasmohan S. Bajaj -- Nutrition and Hepatic Encephalopathy / Manuela Merli, Michela Giusto and Oliviero Riggio -- Hepatic Encephalopathy in Patients with Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) / Martin Rössle and Wulf Euringer -- Quality of Life in Hepatic Encephalopathy / Jillian Kallman Price and Zobair M. Younossi -- Liver Transplantation and Hepatic Encephalopathy / Dileep K. Atluri and Kevin D. Mullen -- Future of Hepatic Encephalopathy / Kevin D. Mullen and Ravi K. Prakash
Summary Because of the increasing burden of hepatitis C and fatty liver disease, there is an explosion in the prevalence of chronic liver failure and hence its complications. The onset of Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE) in these patients has a significant impact on the quality of life, morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, the approach observed by most clinicians to this complex disorder is minimalistic. ¡ ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ Hepatic Encephalopathy provides a comprehensive review on pathophysiology and clinically important aspects in HE. Topics in basic physiology, nitrogen metabolism, new insights into pathogenesis and brain edema are covered in great detail. The authors have made a special effort by simplifying the complex aspects of pathogenesis and diagnosis so that it can be easily understood and applied clinically. This volume also focuses on recent developments regarding diagnoses of subtle forms of HE, also known as minimal or covert HE as well as on new treatments. Hepatic Encephalopathy will be of great value to gastroenterologists, hepatologists, pathologists, medical residents, fellows, internists, and general practitioners who treat patients with hepatic encephalopathy. ¡
Analysis Medicine
Clinical medicine
Emergency medicine
Medicine & Public Health
Primary Care Medicine
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Hepatic encephalopathy.
Hepatic Encephalopathy.
Form Electronic book
Author Mullen, Kevin D.
Prakash, Ravi K.
LC no. 2012936298
ISBN 9781617798368 (electronic bk.)
1617798363 (electronic bk.)