Diagnosing and Treating HE: A Physician’s Perspective


The American Liver Foundation conducted the second of a four-part series of live webinars on hepatic encephalopathy (HE) on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.  The program, Diagnosing and Treating HE: A Physician’s Perspective, was designed for patients and caregivers who need a better grasp of this complicated condition and want a clearer understanding about a specific HE-related issue.

HE is most often seen in people with chronic liver disease.  It’s a major complication of cirrhosis – whether caused by viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease or long-term alcohol use.  Attendees learned about this complicated condition from nationally-known expert in the field, Dr. Kimberly Brown.  As Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Brown manages patients with complex liver disease both before and after liver transplantation.  She covered everything from triggers, symptoms and diagnosis of HE to treatment options and lifestyle adjustments.  She was available for a live question and answer session following her presentation.

BrownKimHeadshot-websiteKimberly A. Brown, MD
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, Michigan

In addition, if you know someone living with this condition or involved in the care of a person with HE, feel free to invite them to visit our HE 123 online information center (www.HE123.org), a comprehensive, up-to-date patient-and-caregiver-oriented resource dealing with everything from diagnosis to treatment to peer support and financial assistance.