On-demand CME/CE webcast previously recorded from the September 25, 2021, Hospital Medicine Summit
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a brain dysfunction caused by liver insufficiency and/or portosystemic shunting. It manifests as subneurological or psychiatric abnormalities that range in severity from subclinical alterations to coma. In the absence of effective treatment, HE is associated with a high risk of recurrence and hospitalization, and while significant advances in care have occurred over the past decade, patients hospitalized with HE continue to have high mortality risk. Both the AASLD/EASL practice guidelines and ISHEN consensus statements provide detailed, evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of acute episode recurrence and strategies for improving the care of patients with HE. This program is targeted at providing hospital-based clinicians with the knowledge and skills required to ensure that current practice is aligned with these recommendations.
Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MBBS, MD, MS, FACG
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Virginia Commonwealth University and McGuire VA Medical Center
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Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MBBS, MD, MS, FACG
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Contracted Research: Cosmo Pharmaceuticals, Grifols, Sequana Medical, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals
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