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Management of Hepatic Encephalopathy by Traditional Chinese Medicine

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Wei Jia, Professor and Co-Director of the UNCG Center for Research Excellence in Bioactive Food Components (Creator)
Guoxiang Xie, Post Doctoral Fellow, Center for Research Excellence in Bioactive Food Components (Creator)
Xiaojiao (Joy) Zheng, Adjunct Visiting Scholar, Center for Research Excellence in Bioactive Food Components (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: In spite of the impressive progress in the investigation of hepatic encephalopathy (HE), the complex mechanisms underlying the onset and deterioration of HE are still not fully understood. Currently, none of the existing theories provide conclusive explanations on the symptoms that link liver dysfunction to nervous system disorders and clinical manifestations. This paper summarized the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches used for HE in modern medicine and traditional Chinese medicine and provided future perspective in HE therapies from the viewpoint of holistic and personalized Chinese medicine.

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Publication
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Vol 2012
Language: English
Date: 2012
Keywords
clinical trial, amino acids, lactulose, pathophysiology, nutrition, cirrhosis, pathogenesis, rifaximin, lactitol, neomycin