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Liver: the gut is a key target of therapy in hepatic encephalopathy.

Sawhney, R; Jalan, R; (2015) Liver: the gut is a key target of therapy in hepatic encephalopathy. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology , 12 (1) pp. 7-8. 10.1038/nrgastro.2014.185. Green open access

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Abstract

Little progress has been made in the pharmacological management of patients with hepatic encephalopathy, partly because it is difficult to perform clinical trials in this group of patients. A new clinical trial now suggests that polyethylene glycol is more effective than the current standard first-line therapy in these patients.

Type: Article
Title: Liver: the gut is a key target of therapy in hepatic encephalopathy.
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/nrgastro.2014.185
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrgastro.2014.185
Language: English
Keywords: Gastrointestinal Agents, Hepatic Encephalopathy, Humans, Intestines, Lactulose, Polyethylene Glycols, Rifamycins, Treatment Outcome
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Inst for Liver and Digestive Hlth
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1470326
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