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Hepatic Encephalopathy in Chronic Liver Disease:
2014 Practice Guideline by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the European Association for the Study of the Liver
Journal of Hepatology, Vol. 60, Issue 2, Pages 715-735, August 2014


Clinical Hepatic Encephalopathy Staging Scale (CHESS)

By Dr. Christopher Rose (CRCHUM, University of Montreal) and Dr. Philip Wong (McGill University Health Centre), June 2016
Introductory letter available here.  For a CHESS version in English, click here.

Hepatic Encephalopathy Symptom Tracker and Monitoring Tool (for Patients & Caregivers)
By Dr. Christopher Rose (CRCHUM, University of Montreal) and Dr. Philip Wong (McGill University Health Centre), June 2016
For a version in English, click here.

Psychometric Hepatic Encephalopathy Score (PHES)
Minimal hepatic encephalopathy has significant impact on a liver patient’s daily living and health related quality of life and a majority of clinicians agree that it should be diagnosed and treated. The Psychometric Hepatic Encephalopathy Score (PHES) is the sum score achieved from the five sub-tests of the PSE (Portosystemic Encephalopathy)-Syndrome-Test. These paper-pencil tests assess attention, visuospatial perception, visuospatial construction, psychomotor speed and motor accuracy. The PHES has been standardized in many countries; however please note that the appropriate controls for PHES have not yet been standardized in Canada. Healthcare professionals interested in learning more about the PHES (© Hannover Medical School) can contact Dr. Karin Weissenborn at Weissenborn.Karin@mh-hannover.de to discuss which materials are needed, how to use the test and how to access the test.


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