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2014-04-11 00:21:56

LONDON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is associated with a significant increase in mortality (58.1% vs. 32.4%), as well as longer hospital stays (8 days vs. 6.8 days) and more primary care visits (18.2 vs. 8.7 contacts per patient year) compared to similar liver patients without HE[i],[ii] - XIFAXAN(R) 550 (rifaximin-alpha) is a cost-effective treatment option for the...

2013-04-25 19:49:37

Probiotics could emerge as a treatment plan to manage hepatic encephalopathy (HE) therapy after a new study announced at the International Liver Congress 2013 found they significantly reduced development of the notoriously difficult-to-treat disease. The study analysed the efficacy of probiotics in preventing the development of HE in 160 cirrhotic patients over a period of approximately nine months and found significant improvements in reducing patients' arterial ammonia levels after three...

2012-03-28 00:38:31

Inhibitory control test and lactulose saves more than $3 million over 5 years A late stage liver condition, known as minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE), is associated with impaired driving skills and greater risk of motor vehicle accidents. Cost analysis of management strategies for detection and treatment of MHE are published in the April issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Findings report that MHE diagnosis using the inhibitory...

2011-07-21 14:08:57

Measures to reduce BMI may improve outcome for cirrhosis patients Researchers from the United States and Europe involved in an NIH-funded multicenter study have determined that increased body mass index (BMI) is an independent predictor of clinical decompensation in patients with compensated cirrhosis, independent of portal pressure and liver function. The findings suggest obesity accelerates cirrhosis progression and measures to reduce BMI could improve the prognosis for patients with...

2011-03-18 15:11:01

In liver-disease patients, cognitive impairment may not be fully reversible There are potential legal ramifications for physicians of patients who drive with cognitive impairment, according to a study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. Between 20 and 60 percent of patients with cirrhosis (a condition in which the liver is permanently scarred or injured by chronic conditions and diseases) are...


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