Ali Al-Khafaji

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Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE) Also known as: Hepatic stupor, hepatic coma, porto-systemic encephalopathy, hepato-cerebral encephalopathy Similar conditions: HE should be differentiated from other similar conditions such as sepsis-associated encephalopathy, uremia-induced mental status changes, primary CNS infection (encephalitis and meningitis), and medication abuse such as narcotics or benzodiazepines.Related Content 1. Description of the problem What every clinician…

Acute Hepatic Failure Synonyms Fulminant hepatic failure, Acute liver failureRelated Content Related Conditions Acute liver injury Drug overdose Liver transplantation 1. Description of the problem Acute hepatic failure is characterized by acute onset of acute liver injury, hepatocellular dysfunction, hepatic encephalopathy (any grade) and coagulopathy (INR>1.5), all occurring within 26 weeks’ duration, in a patient…