Optimizing Outpatient Care: Clinical Strategies for Managing Hepatic Encephalopathy in Primary Practice - Episode 6

Hepatic Encephalopathy: Exploring Alterations in Microbiota Caused by Liver Disease

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Kimberly Brown, MD, explains the role of the gut microbiota in the development of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and describes the common alterations to the microbiota that occur because of chronic liver disease.

  1. Can you please explain the role of the gut microbiota in the pathogenesis of HE?
    • What are the gut microbiome changes seen in chronic liver disease (CLD)?
    • Does this vary in different stages of CLD?