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Table 2 The consciousness level, summary of ALS, and outcome of participating patients who underwent artificial liver support with on-line hemodiafiltration.

From: Treatment of hepatic encephalopathy by on-line hemodiafiltration: a case series study

Case The degree of HE at the start of on-line HDF On-line HDF to recovery of consciousness (sessions) Total on-line HDF (sessions) Plasma exchange (sessions) Duration of ALS (days) Outcome
  GCS Stage*      
1 8 4 5 12 7 13 Spontaneous survival
2 13 3 2 11 9 13 Death (no donor to transplant)
3 13 2 1 15 10 15 Death (no donor to transplant)
4 9 4 7 7 0 7 Death due to heart failure
5 11 3 4 15 0 15 Death due to sepsis
6 4 4 - 5 4 5 Death due to cerebral herniation
7 12 4 5 8 2 10 Spontaneous survival
8 13 3 8 47 5 55 Spontaneous survival
9 10 4 7 21 8 24 Death from respiratory failure
10 6 4 7 14 9 14 Death (no donor to transplant)
11 14 2 1 9 2 9 Spontaneous survival
12 13 3 1 13 2 13 Spontaneous survival
13 13 3 5 7 0 7 Spontaneous survival
14 6 4 10 27 17 42 Death (no donor to transplant)
15 12 3 5 7 0 7 Transplantation
16 4 4 5 6 0 7 Spontaneous survival
17 8 3 6 11 8 12 Transplantation
  1. HE, hepatic encephalopathy; HDF, hemodiafiltration; GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale; ALS, artificial liver support. *Hepatic encephalopathy staging by the West Haven criteria of altered mental state [13].