Validation of the simplified Animal Naming Test as primary screening tool for the diagnosis of covert hepatic encephalopathy

Published: 19 August 2018
Author(s): Christian Labenz, Larissa Beul, Gerrit Toenges, Jörn M. Schattenberg, Michael Nagel, Martin F. Sprinzl, Marc Nguyen-Tat, Tim Zimmermann, Yvonne Huber, Jens U. Marquardt, Peter R. Galle, Marcus-Alexander Wörns
Issue: August 2018

Diagnosis of covert hepatic encephalopathy (CHE) is time consuming in clinical practice. Recently, a new diagnostic tool - the simplified Animal Naming Test (S-ANT1) - was presented with promising results in an Italian cohort. The aim of the present study was to validate S-ANT1 in a cohort of cirrhotic patients from a German tertiary referral centre.