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Table 1 Comparison of HE-precipitating factors between groups at hospital admission

From: Erythromycin versus neomycin in the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhosis: a randomized double-blind study

Precipitating factor ERY NEO Total p*
Dehydration 3 4 7 (23.0%) 1.000
Undetermined 4 3 7 (23.0%) 1.000
Hyponatremia 2 4 6 (20.0%) 0.648
Intestinal constipation 2 1 3 (10.0%) 1.000
Animal protein overload 1 1 2 (0.7%) 0.591
Urinary infection 2 0 2 (0.7%) 0.466
Benzodiazepine use 1 1 2 (0.7%) 0.591
Hypokalemia 0 1 1 (0.3%) 0.992
Total 15 15 30 (100.0%)  
  1. ERY= erythromycin group. NEO= neomycin group. * = Z test comparison.