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Hyperproteic Diet Plus Lactobacillus Reuteri and Nitazoxanide in Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy

2014-08-27 03:13:15 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Hepatic encephalopathy is a serious complication of cirrhosis which relays under the burden of diseases with therapeutical difficulties for its given morbidity and mortality and the high recurrence it poses. Its treatment remains a challenge for most of the cases. Even more, minimal hepatic encephalopathy is an entity that has an additional morbidity for it being a subclinical entity. As so, the investigators propose an auxiliary treatment for the management of such patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy, using a specific diet consisting on hyperproteic and fibre-rich foods along with two independent interventions, whether a probiotic, lactobacillus reuteri, or a drug, nitozoxanide, so to diminish the rate of progression to any clinical stage of hepatic encephalopathy and to revert minimal hepatic encephalopathy itself to none hepatic encephalopathy.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Hepatic Cirrhosis

Intervention

Auxiliary Treatment, Hyperproteic and fiber-rich diet, Nitazoxanide

Location

Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran
Mexico City
Mexico
14000

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:15-0400

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