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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 307
Minimum hepatic encephalopathy


University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Aggarwal S. Minimum hepatic encephalopathy. Saudi J Gastroenterol 2010;16:307

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Aggarwal S. Minimum hepatic encephalopathy. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Nov 13];16:307. Available from: http://www.saudijgastro.com/text.asp?2010/16/4/307/70628


Sir,

I read the article 'Predictors of minimal hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis' by Sharma et al. with interest. [1] The authors have conducted an interesting study, but a few points need to be highlighted. Studies done in the past have also shown the correlation between EEG (electroencephalography) and psychometric hepatic encephalopathy score in up to 73% of the cases and can be used as a non-invasive modality to diagnose cases of minimum hepatic encephalopathy in settings where it is possible. [2]

 
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1.Sharma P, Sharma BC. Predictors of minimal hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis. Saudi J Gastroenterol 2010;16:181-7.  Back to cited text no. 1  [PUBMED]  Medknow Journal  
2.Amodio P, Campagna F, Olianas S, Iannizzi P, Mapelli D, Penzo M, et al. Detection of minimal hepatic encephalopathy: Normalization and optimization of the psychometric hepatic encephalopathy score. A neuropsychological and quantified EEG study. J Hepatol 2008;49:346-53.  Back to cited text no. 2  [PUBMED]  [FULLTEXT]  

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Sourabh Aggarwal
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.70628

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