Mari Torii

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Subjective global assessment (SGA) is useful for screening malnourished patients with several diseases, although it has been indicated to underestimate nutritional status for patients with liver disease. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to examine the usefulness of SGA as a nutritional screening tool for patients with liver(More)
Liver cirrhosis is frequently accompanied by malnutrition and hypoalbuminemia, which in turn commonly induces ascites in patients with liver cirrhosis. Ascites leads to abdominal distention and appetite loss, resulting in a deteriorated quality of life (QOL). Administration of branched-chain amino acid (BCAA)-rich supplements reduces hepatic encephalopathy(More)
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