Comparative Efficacy of Treatment Options for the Prevention of Post-TIPS Hepatic Encephalopathy: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Ahmed, Zohaib; Hassan, Mona; Arif, Syeda F; Aziz, Muhammad; Iqbal, Umair; Nawaz, Ahmad; Farooq, Umer; Smith, Wade L; Badal, Joyce; Renno, Anas; Javaid, Toseef; Nawras, Ali; Saab, Sammy


  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is often used in patients with cirrhosis to manage portal hypertension-related complications. Unfortunately, 35-50% of patients develop overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) after TIPS. However, data on lactulose and rifaximin to prevent post-TIPS HE is limited. Therefore, we aimed to perform a network meta-analysis to investigate the efficacy of multiple pharmacological regimens in the prevention of post-TIPS HE.


publication date

  • 2023

start page

  • 70

end page

  • 76


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