Posts Tagged ‘hepatic encephalopathy’

End-Stage Liver Disease in HIV Disease

This article is a wonderful description of cirrhosis and it’s major symptoms. Everyone with cirrhosis should read this and learn from it. Craig Liver disease is the most common non–AIDS-related cause of mortality in HIV-infected patients. HIV-infected patients with chronic liver disease progress more rapidly to cirrhosis, and those with hepatitis B virus or hepatitis…

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What Causes Hepatic Encephalopathy?

What Causes Hepatic Encephalopathy? Hepatic encephalopathy is a worsening of brain function that occurs when the liver is no longer able to remove toxic substances in the blood. Causes Hepatic encephalopathy is caused by disorders that affect the liver. These include disorders that reduce liver function (such as cirrhosis or hepatitis ) and conditions in…

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What is Hepatic Encephalopathy?

What is Hepatic Encephalopathy? Hepatic coma; Encephalopathy – hepatic Last reviewed: October 13, 2009. Hepatic encephalopathy is a worsening of brain function that occurs when the liver is no longer able to remove toxic substances in the blood. Causes, incidence, and risk factors Hepatic encephalopathy is caused by disorders that affect the liver. These include…

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Sleep disorders linked to Melatonin Part 2

Sleep disorders linked to Melatonin Part 2 Pituitary hormone circadian rhythm alterations in cirrhosis patients with subclinical hepatic encephalopathy AIM: To analyze pituitary hormone and melatonin circadian rhythms, and to correlate hormonal alterations with clinical performance, hepatic disease severity and diagnostic tests used for the detection of hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhosis. METHODS: Twenty-six patients with…

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