hepatic 英 [hɪˈpætɪk] 美 [hɪˈpætɪk]
释 义 adj. 肝的；肝脏色的；治肝病的
同根词 hepatitis n. 肝炎
例 句 Hepatic encephalopathy is a chronically debilitating complication of hepatic cirrhosis.
encephalopathy 英 [enˌsefəˈlɒpəθi] 美 [enˌsefəˈlɑ:pəθi]
释 义 n. [医]脑病
同根词 encephalopathia n. 脑病
例 句 However, therapeutic strategies forneonatal encephalopathy remain scarce.
作者： Shawcross DL
期刊：EUR J GASTROEN HEPAT
In developing these statements we have acknowledged that making a definitive diagnosis of HE can be difficult. However, it is possible for all those healthcare providers who encounter patients with cirrhosis to identify cognitive impairment and be aware of HE in terms of the impact on patients. For those healthcare providers who do not have primary responsibility for management of patients with cirrhosis we believe that it is reasonable that patients with suspected HE are referred to their gastroenterologist or liver specialist. It is then the responsibility of the primary provider (gastroenterologist or liver specialist) to ensure that appropriate clinical assessments are undertaken to make a diagnosis of overt HE. The use of psychometric and neurophysiological tests is essential to identify minimal HE, but the authors also felt they can be useful in the assessment of lower grades of overt HE. Gastroenterologists who have appropriate training and facilities/equipment should be prepared to supplement clinical assessment with such tests. If appropriate facilities or trained staff are not available, discussion with a liver specialist or liver unit should be considered. As HE is a decompensation event, such a discussion can be helpful to allow prompt consideration of whether the patient should be evaluated for liver transplantation.