Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE)

Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE) is a topic covered in the Pocket ICU Management.

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  • HE is a syndrome of neuropsychiatric dysfunction caused by portosystemic venous shunting with or without intrinsic liver disease. It is classified into episodic (previously acute), persistent (previous chronic) or minimal (previously subclinical).

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First Things First (assess and treat for the following)

  • HE is a syndrome of neuropsychiatric dysfunction caused by portosystemic venous shunting with or without intrinsic liver disease. It is classified into episodic (previously acute), persistent (previous chronic) or minimal (previously subclinical).

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Last updated: May 2, 2010