Last updated on February 2018

A RCT COMPARING LACTULOSE AND RIFAXIMIN ASSOCIATED WITH A VEGETABLE DIET IN THE PREVENTION OF POST-TIPS OVERT HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Cirrhotic Patients Undergoing TIPS Placement
  • Age: Between 18 - 75 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • consecutive cirrhotic patients undergoing TIPS

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age >75 years; bilirubin levels >5 mg/dl; creatinine levels >3 mg/dl; a serious cardiac or pulmonary dysfunction; a Child-Pugh's score >11 (except for the patients candidates to early TIPS); a model end-stage liver disease (MELD) score >18; a diagnosis of hepatic carcinoma; sepsis; spontaneous bacterial peritonitis; renal insufficiency. Present HE or previous spontaneous/recurrent HE, alcohol/psychoactive drugs intake (positive alcoholaemia and/or benzodiazepines or opioid urine metabolites) at the moment of evaluation, unrelated neurological disease including dementia (mini mental state < 26).

Recruitment Status: Open


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