Brainstem auditory evoked potentials in liver transplant candidates.

R. J. Ellingson, Z. K. Wszolek, J. D. Kendall, J. P. Donovan, Daniel Francis Schafer

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BAEPs were recorded on 18 patients before, and/or after liver transplantation. Clinical assessment included 5 standardized scales. Data were divided by stringent criteria into 2 groups: clinical hepatic encephalopathy present (HE) or absent (nonHE). Dependent variables were BAEP configuration and I-V, I-III and III-V IPLs. The following comparisons were made: all patients vs. controls; HE vs. controls; nonHE vs. controls; HE vs. nonHE. BAEP configuration changes were not significantly associated with HE. I-V and III-V IPLs were prolonged for all patients, nonHE patients, and HE patients vs. controls; I-III IPL differences were not significant. There were no correlations between BAEP variables and EEG grade or grades on any single clinical scale. The results suggest that BAEP IPLs (especially the I-V IPL) are a sensitive, although not specific, measure of HE and may be sensitive enough to detect incipient HE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalThe Nebraska medical journal
Volume80
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Hepatic Encephalopathy
Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potentials
Transplants
Liver
Liver Transplantation
Electroencephalography

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Ellingson, R. J., Wszolek, Z. K., Kendall, J. D., Donovan, J. P., & Schafer, D. F. (1995). Brainstem auditory evoked potentials in liver transplant candidates. The Nebraska medical journal, 80(7), 167-170.

Brainstem auditory evoked potentials in liver transplant candidates. / Ellingson, R. J.; Wszolek, Z. K.; Kendall, J. D.; Donovan, J. P.; Schafer, Daniel Francis.

In: The Nebraska medical journal, Vol. 80, No. 7, 01.01.1995, p. 167-170.

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Ellingson, RJ, Wszolek, ZK, Kendall, JD, Donovan, JP & Schafer, DF 1995, 'Brainstem auditory evoked potentials in liver transplant candidates.', The Nebraska medical journal, vol. 80, no. 7, pp. 167-170.
Ellingson RJ, Wszolek ZK, Kendall JD, Donovan JP, Schafer DF. Brainstem auditory evoked potentials in liver transplant candidates. The Nebraska medical journal. 1995 Jan 1;80(7):167-170.
Ellingson, R. J. ; Wszolek, Z. K. ; Kendall, J. D. ; Donovan, J. P. ; Schafer, Daniel Francis. / Brainstem auditory evoked potentials in liver transplant candidates. In: The Nebraska medical journal. 1995 ; Vol. 80, No. 7. pp. 167-170.
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