Clinical Gastroenterology

Hepatic Encephalopathy

Editors: Mullen, Kevin D., Prakash, Ravi K. (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive review on pathophysiology and clinically important aspects in hepatic encephalopathy
  • Simplifies the complex aspects of pathogenesis and diagnosis
  • Focuses on recent developments for diagnosing and treating covert hepatic encephalopathy
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Because of the increasing burden of hepatitis C and fatty liver disease, there is an explosion in the prevalence of chronic liver failure and hence its complications. The onset of Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE) in these patients has a significant impact on the quality of life, morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, the approach observed by most clinicians to this complex disorder is minimalistic.

This book provides a comprehensive review on pathophysiology and clinically important aspects in HE. Topics in basic physiology, nitrogen metabolism, new insights into pathogenesis and brain edema are covered in great detail. The authors have made a special effort by simplifying the complex aspects of pathogenesis and diagnosis so that it can be easily understood and applied clinically. This volume also focuses on recent developments regarding diagnoses of subtle forms of HE, also known as minimal or covert HE as well as on new treatments. Hepatic Encephalopathy will be of great value to gastroenterologists, hepatologists, pathologists, medical residents, fellows, internists and general practitioners who treat patients with hepatic encephalopathy.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction, Nomenclature, and Classification of Hepatic Encephalopathy

    Mullen, Kevin D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Role of Ammonia in the Pathogenesis of Hepatic Encephalopathy

    Albrecht, Jan

    Pages 7-17

  • Neuroinflammation in the Pathogenesis of Hepatic Encephalopathy

    Butterworth, Roger F.

    Pages 19-34

  • Inflammation and Hepatic Encephalopathy

    Shabbir, Shabnam S. (et al.)

    Pages 35-45

  • Oxidative Stress in Hepatic Encephalopathy

    Jayakumar, Arumugam R. (et al.)

    Pages 47-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hepatic Encephalopathy
Editors
  • Kevin D. Mullen
  • Ravi K. Prakash
Series Title
Clinical Gastroenterology
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-61779-836-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-61779-836-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-61779-835-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-931-4
Series ISSN
2197-7399
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 250
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