Overt HE affected cognitive ability in patients with cirrhosis

  • July 25, 2014

Patients treated for cirrhosis who experienced a previous overt hepatic encephalopathy episode showed learning impairment, according to recent study data.

Researchers conducted a longitudinal study of 213 patients with cirrhosis enrolled at a hepatology center in India between January 2012 and May 2013. Analysis included 102 patients who completed the study and were divided into two groups, those with previous episodes of overt hepatic encephalopathy (OHE; n=50) and those with no previous OHE events (n=52).

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