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Category Archives: Sleep

Sleep and circadian rhythms in hospitalized patients with decompensated cirrhosis: effect of light therapy.

De Rui M, Middleton B, Sticca A, Gatta A, Amodio P, Skene DJ, Montagnese S. Neurochemistry Research Abstract Patients with liver cirrhosis often exhibit sleep-wake abnormalities, which are, at least to some extent, circadian in origin. A relatively novel non-pharmacological approach to circadian disruption is appropriately timed bright light therapy. The aims of this pilot […]

Induced hyperammonemia may compromise the ability to generate restful sleep in patients with cirrhosis.

Bersagliere A, Raduazzo ID, Nardi M, Schiff S, Gatta A, Amodio P, Achermann P, Montagnese S. Hepatology Abstract In patients with cirrhosis, hyperammonemia and hepatic encephalopathy are common after gastrointestinal bleeding and can be simulated by an amino acid challenge (AAC), or the administration of a mixture of amino acids mimicking the composition of hemoglobin. […]