Hepatic Encephalopathy Grades/Stages
West Haven Criteria. Defines criteria for the stages of hepatic encephalopathy.
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West Haven Criteria:
Changes in behavior with minimal change in level of consciousness+1
Gross disorientation, drowsiness, possibly asterixis, inappropriate behavior+2
Marked confusion, incoherent speech, sleeping most of the time but arousable to vocal stimuli+3
Comatose, unresponsive to pain; decorticate or decerebrate posturing+4
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