Category Archives: Liver-brain Axis

Hepatic encephalopathy

Häussinger D, Dhiman RK, Felipo V, Görg B, Jalan R, Kircheis G, Merli M, Montagnese S, Romero-Gomez M, Schnitzler A, Taylor-Robinson SD, Vilstrup H Nat Rev Dis Primers Illustrated summary of the article Full text

New Therapies of Liver Diseases: Hepatic Encephalopathy

Mangini C, Montagnese S J Clin Med Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a common complication of advanced liver disease which has profound implications in terms of the patients’ ability to fulfil their family and social roles, to drive and to provide for themselves. Recurrent and persistent HE is still a serious management challenge, translating into a […]

Management of the major complications of cirrhosis: Beyond guidelines

Garcia-Pagan JC, Francoz C, Montagnese S, Senzolo M, Mookerjee RP Journal of Hepatology Along with a growing understanding of the pathophysiology of cirrhosis and its complications, new therapies and management strategies have emerged in recent years. Many of these advances have helped inform the current EASL clinical practice guidelines1 on the management of some of […]

A pilot study of Golexanolone, a new GABA-A receptor modulating steroid antagonist, in patients with covert hepatic encephalopathy

Montagnese S, Lauridsen M, Vilstrup H, Zarantonello L, Lakner G, Fitilev S, Zupanets I, Kozlova I, Bunkova E, Tomasiewicz K, Berglund JE, Rorsman F, Hagström H, Kechagias S, Ocklind CE, Mauney J, Thunarf F, Mokhatarani M, Bäckström T, Doverskog M, Lins LE, Månsson M, Samuelson P, Nilsson D, Schalling M, Johansson M, Arlander E, Scharschmidt […]

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 […]