Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a commonly occurring complication of liver disease with the potential to cause severe impairments in brain function and substantially diminished overall quality of life. In the absence of appropriate treatment, it is associated with poor survival and a high risk of recurrence and hospitalization. Although treatment of patients presenting with acute overt HE appears to be generally aligned with expert recommendations, there remains a significant need for earlier disease intervention, as well as greater diligence in the provision of secondary prophylaxis following an overt HE episode. This program has been designed to provide hospital-based clinicians with knowledge and competence to assess and diagnosis HE early, review available treatment and trial data for available therapies, and develop care plans that incorporate transitional care strategies to impact outcomes outside the hospital setting.
Jasmohan Bajaj, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Divisions of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology,
Hepatology, and Nutrition
Virginia Commonwealth University
McGuire VA Medical Center
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