TITLE

Review: Lactulose or lactitol may improve hepatic encephalopathy but may be less effective than antibiotics

PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p59
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that lactulose or lactitol may improve hepatic encephalopathy but may be less effective than antibiotics. It discusses what are the effects of nonabsorbable disaccharides (lactulose or lactitol) in patients with hepatic encephalopathy (HE). The article concludes that in patients with hepatic encephalopathy (HE), insufficient data exist on the effects of nonabsorbable dissacharides (lactulose or lactitol). The article concludes that lactulose or lactitol may improve HE but may be less effective than antibiotics.
ACCESSION #
15303570

 

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