Derivation and validation of a new global method for assessing nutritional status in patients with cirrhosis.

@article{Morgan2006DerivationAV,
  title={Derivation and validation of a new global method for assessing nutritional status in patients with cirrhosis.},
  author={Marsha Yvonne Morgan and Angela Madden and Clare T Soulsby and Richard W. Morris},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={823-35}
}
Accurate assessments of nutritional status are difficult to obtain in patients with cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to devise and validate a global nutritional assessment scheme for use in this patient population. Measures of body mass index (BMI) and mid-arm muscle circumference (MAMC) were combined with details of dietary intake in a semistructured, algorithmic construct to provide a nutritional assessment scheme for use in patients with cirrhosis; evaluated individuals were classified… CONTINUE READING