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Sarcopenia predicts minimal hepatic encephalopathy in patients with liver cirrhosis

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Hanai T et al.
Used Parameters : ASM, ASMI

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Japan

Journal : Hepatology Research

Aim Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) and sarcopenia impair the health‐related quality of life and prognosis of patients with liver cirrhosis; however, the relationship between MHE and sarcopenia remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate their relationship and to identify the predictors of MHE in cirrhotic patients. Methods This retrospective study evaluated 120 cirrhotic patients who were tested for MHE and sarcopenia. Minimal hepatic encephalopathy was diagnosed by using the computer‐aided …
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