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Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy in Indians: Psychometric Hepatic Encephalopathy Score and Inhibitory Control Test for Diagnosis and Rifaximin or Lactulose for Its Reversal

Vinay B. Pawar, Ravindra G. Surude, Nikhil Sonthalia, Vinay Zanwar, Samit Jain, Qais Contractor, Pravin M. Rathi
Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology , Volume 7, pp 1-9; doi:10.14218/jcth.2017.00037

Abstract: Background and Aims: Psychometric hepatic encephalopathy score (PHES) is used widely for diagnosis of minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE). This prospective study aimed to determine the utility of the inhibitory control test (ICT) for the diagnosis of MHE. Additionally, the efficacy of rifaximin and lactulose for reversal of MHE was evaluated.
Keywords: ICT / lactulose / Indians / Rifaximin / Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy / Phes

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