Hepatic Encephalopathy: 5 Pearls Edition Ep3
Published December 13, 2017
21 min
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    Cement your knowledge on Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE)! Quiz yourself on the following 5 Pearls we’ll be covering on HE:  Time Stamps * What are other causes of altered mental status in cirrhotics? (1:45) * What are common precipitants for an acute episode of HE? * What is asterixis? (6:10) * What is the diagnostic utility of a cirrhotic with asterixis? * How do lactulose & rifaximin reduce symptoms of HE? (11:00) * What are their indications? * What is the connection between hypokalemia and HE? (14:10) * What is the discriminatory power of an ammonia level in HE? (16:40) * In what situation does the NH3 has stronger predictive value? For full shownotes: https://www.coreimpodcast.com/2017/12/13/5-pearls-on-hepatic-encephalopathy/ (https://www.coreimpodcast.com/2017/12/13/5-pearls-on-hepatic-encephalopathy/)
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