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Nutritional Management of Hepatic Encephalopathy

  • Robert H. Bower
  • Josef E. Fischer
Part of the Advances in Nutritional Research book series (ANUR)

Abstract

Hepatic insufficiency is a common consequence of critical illness. The liver’s multiplicity of processes and its position astride the portal vein, where it receives nutrients and prepares them for distribution to the periphery, make it the central organ in any metabolic scheme. It is precisely this central role which causes the derangements of these processes in hepatic insufficiency to affect all phases of body economy.

Keywords

Hepatic Encephalopathy Aromatic Amino Acid Neutral Amino Acid Plasma Amino Acid Hepatic Insufficiency 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert H. Bower
    • 1
  • Josef E. Fischer
    • 2
  1. 1.Hyperalimentation UnitUniversity of Cincinnati Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Cincinnati Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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