Bohra A, Worland T, Hui S, Terbah R, Farrell A, Robertson M. Prognostic significance of hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis treated with current standards of care. World J Gastroenterol 2020; 26(18): 2221-2231
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Table 3 Precipitating factors for hepatic encephalopathy (alone or in combination with other factors)
Infection including SBP
Constipation (not opiate induced)
Noncompliance to regular medications
SBP: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.
Table 4 Hazard ratio for the different variables investigated by univariate analysis and multivariate analysis as possible prognostic factors in 188 cirrhotic patients presenting with hepatic encephalopathy and commenced on rifaximin
Univariate hazard ratio using cox regression (95%CI)1
aP ≤ 0.05. HE: Hepatic encephalopathy; HCV: Hepatitis C; HBV: Hepatitis B; ALT: Alanine transaminase; GGT: Gamma glutamyl transferase; INR: international normalised ratio; Hb: Haemoglobin; WCC: White cell count; Plt: Platelet count; MELD: Model for end-stage liver disease.
Citation: Bohra A, Worland T, Hui S, Terbah R, Farrell A, Robertson M. Prognostic significance of hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis treated with current standards of care. World J Gastroenterol 2020; 26(18): 2221-2231