Hepatic Encephalopathy in Chronic Liver Failure

  • Livio Capocaccia
  • Joseph E. Fischer
  • Filippo Rossi-Fanelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Contents

    1. J. E. Fischer
      Pages 1-2
  3. Pathogenetic Problems in Hepatic Encephalopathy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. L. Zieve
      Pages 5-14
    3. M. L. Zeneroli, M. Baraldi, E. Ventura
      Pages 25-40
    4. F. Moroni, G. Lombardi, G. Moneti, D. Pellegrini, C. Cortesini
      Pages 41-51
    5. H. J. James, B. Jeppsson, T. Jonung, P. Rigotti, J. E. Fischer
      Pages 61-69
    6. P. Cardelli-Cangiano, C. Cangiano, A. Fiori, R. Strom
      Pages 71-85
    7. C. Cangiano, A. Cascino, S. Del Signore, F. Fiaccadori, F. Ghinelli, M. Muscaritoli et al.
      Pages 87-94
    8. G. Zanchin, P. Rigotti, P. Vassanelli, D. Salassa, L. Battistin
      Pages 115-120
    9. G. Pomier-Layrargues, P. Bories, D. Mirouze, J. Giordan, B. Feneyrou, H. Bellet-Hermann et al.
      Pages 127-134
  4. Metabolic and Prophylactic Aspects of Hepatic Encephalopathy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. P. B. Soeters, J. E. G. de Boer, R. J. Oostenbroek, M. A. Janssen
      Pages 137-148
    3. G. Marchesini, M. Zoli, C. Dondi, G. P. Bianchi
      Pages 149-159
    4. E. Holm, H. Leweling, U. Staedt, J.-P. Striebel, St. Jacob
      Pages 161-181
    5. G. F. Guarnieri, G. Toigo, R. Situlin, G. Pozzato, L. Faccini, R. Marini et al.
      Pages 193-208
    6. M. Zoli, G. Marchesini, G. P. Bianchi, C. Dondi, A. Melli, S. Cassarani et al.
      Pages 209-211
    7. L. Demelia, A. Salinas
      Pages 213-219
    8. E. Rocchi, P. Gibertini, M. Cassanelli, A. Pietrangelo, G. Casalgrandi, E. Ventura
      Pages 221-228
    9. F. Fiaccadori, L. Borghi, G. Elia, F. Ghinelli, A. Montanari, A. Novarini et al.
      Pages 229-235
  5. Assessment and Evaluation of Hepatic Encephalopathy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Livio Capocaccia, Joseph E. Fischer, Filippo Rossi-Fanelli
      Pages 239-244
    3. M. L. Zeneroli, G. Pinelli, C. Gollini, P. Ricci, A. Penne, E. Messori et al.
      Pages 245-251
  6. Therapeutic Aspects of Hepatic Encephalopathy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. H. Michel, G. Pomier-Layrargues, J. P. Aubin, P. Bories, D. Mirouze, H. Bellet-Hermann
      Pages 301-310
    3. F. Fiaccadori, F. Ghinelli, G. Pedretti, G. Pelosi, D. Sacchini, M. L. Zeneroli et al.
      Pages 323-333
    4. F. Rossi Fanelli, C. Cangiano, A. Cascino, M. Merli, O. Riggio, M. Stortoni et al.
      Pages 335-344
    5. A. Puglionisi, F. Ceriati, I. R. Marino, C. Cavicchioni, G. De Luca, A. Roncone et al.
      Pages 345-350
    6. E. H. Egberts, H. Schomerus, W. Hamster, P. Jürgens
      Pages 351-357
    7. B. Jeppsson, A. Kjällman, U. Åslund, A. Alwmark, P. Gullstrand, B. Joelsson
      Pages 359-367
    8. P. Riederer, Elisabeth Kienzl, K. Jellinger, G. Kleinberger
      Pages 369-373
    9. H. Schomerus
      Pages 381-383
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 385-398

About this book


The meeting which took place in Rome on November 19th and 20th of 1982 is easily the best meeting on hepatic coma that I have ever attended, and I have attended many. It was an exceedingly we- planned meeting with prolonged opportunity for discussion, and there was genuine interplay and exchange of ideas (not the usual picture of a rushed meeting with investigators presenting their own point of view and talking past each other without a meaningful ex­ change) which took place in Rome. My co-editors and I hope that the published transcript, which of course can only reflect what transpired in Rome on those two days, does justice to a very intellectually exciting and gratifying ex­ change of ideas. L. Capocaccia, J. E. Fischer and F. Rossi-Fanelli v CONTENTS Introduction 1 SECTION 1: PATHOGENETIC PROBLEMS IN HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY Ammonia: The old and the new • • . • • • . • . • • • . • . • 5 L. Zieve Role of synergism in the pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy • • • • . • • . . . . • 15 L. Zieve y-Aminobutyric acid receptors in experimental hepatic encephalopathy •. •. • • 25 M. L. Zeneroli, ~. Baraldi,and E. Ventura A possible role for excitatory neurotoxic amino acids in the pathogenesis of hepatic en­ 41 cephalopathy • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • F. Moroni, G. Lombardi, G. Moneti, D. Pellegrini and C.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Livio Capocaccia
    • 1
  • Joseph E. Fischer
    • 2
  • Filippo Rossi-Fanelli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Cincinnati Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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