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 secondary prophylaxis following an overt HE episode.
Arun B. Jesudian, MD, FACG
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Joan and Sanford I. Weill
Department of Medicine
Director Inpatient Liver Services
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York
This educational initiative has been designed for physicians, hospital-based specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and case managers involved in the care of patients with HE.
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Arun B. Jesudian, MD, FACG
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