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Impact of Hepatic Encephalopathy in Cirrhosis on Quality-of-Life Issues

Montagnese S, Bajaj JS Drugs Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) has a major impact on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients, which has clinical and psychosocial consequences. HRQOL in cirrhosis has been measured by generic and liver-specific instruments, with most studies indicating a negative impact of HE. HRQOL abnormalities span daily functioning, sleep–wake cycle changes, and […]

Clinical value of asterixis in 374 well-characterised patients with cirrhosis and varying degree of hepatic encephalopathy

Formentin C, Zarantonello L, Mangini C, Angeli P, Merkel C, Montagnese S Digestive and Liver Disease Current guidelines for the diagnosis of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) include the clinical sign asterixis, which defines grade II overt HE in the absence of disorientation to time [ 1 ]. Asterixis has also been used as an outcome in clinical trials […]

A meta-analysis of magnetic resonance spectroscopy in the diagnosis of hepatic encephalopathy

Zeng G, Penninkilampi R, Chaganti J, Montagnese S, Brew BJ, Danta M Neurology Objective Various imaging modalities have been used to explore pathogenic mechanisms and stratify the severity of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). The hypothesis of this meta-analysis was that there is a progressive identifiable derangement of imaging measures using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) related to the […]

Effect of Morning Light Glasses and Night Short-Wavelength Filter Glasses on Sleep-Wake Rhythmicity in Medical Inpatients

Formentin C, Carraro S, Turco M, Zarantonello L, Angeli P, Montagnese S Frontiers in physiology Sleep and circadian rhythm disorders are common amongst medical inpatients. They are caused by a mixture of factors, including noise, loss of habitual daily routines, and abnormal exposure to light, which tends to be insufficient in the day and too […]

Inhibition of the deubiquitinase USP8 corrects a Drosophila PINK1 model of mitochondria dysfunction

Von Stockum S, Sanchez-Martinez A, Corrà S, Chakraborty J, Marchesan E, Locatello L, Da-Rè C, Cusumano P, Caicci F, Ferrari V, Costa R, Bubacco L, Rasotto MB, Szabo I, Whitworth AJ, Scorrano L, Ziviani E Life Science Alliance Aberrant mitochondrial dynamics disrupts mitochondrial function and contributes to disease conditions. A targeted RNA interference screen for […]