Specialties - Southern Medical Association

SMJ Article | Original Article

Cognitive Tests and Stool Frequency at Hospital Discharge Do Not Predict Outcomes in Hepatic Encephalopathy

Objectives: Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is associated with hospital readmissions and mortality. We sought to determine whether cognitive testing and stool frequency at discharge predicted 30-day readmission or death in cirrhotic patients admitted with overt HE. Methods: We approached consecutive inpatients with cirrhosis and overt HE when they were within 48...

Posted in: Gastroenterology18 Liver Disease2

SMJ Article | Original Article

Outcomes of Patients Hospitalized for Severe Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis

Objectives: Severe acute alcoholic hepatitis is a serious condition in individuals who consume significant quantities of alcohol. We aimed to identify risk factors for short-term mortality with this illness.Methods: Patients with severe acute alcoholic hepatitis admitted to our academic medical center from 2010 to 2012 were identified. Demographic features, laboratory...

Posted in: Gastroenterology18 Liver Disease2