Gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with liver cirrhosis: associations with nutritional status and health-related quality of life.

@article{Kalaitzakis2006GastrointestinalSI,
  title={Gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with liver cirrhosis: associations with nutritional status and health-related quality of life.},
  author={Evangelos Kalaitzakis and Magnus Simr{\'e}n and R. Gran Olsson and Pia Henfridsson and Irene Hugosson and Maria Bengtsson and Einar Stef{\'a}n Bj{\"o}rnsson},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={41 12},
  pages={1464-72}
}
OBJECTIVE Gastrointestinal symptoms can lead to decreased food intake and thereby increased morbidity. There is a general lack of data on the prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms and their potential association with malnutrition and health-related quality of life (QoL) in cirrhosis. Our aim was to prospectively evaluate gastrointestinal symptoms, malnutrition, and QoL in patients with cirrhosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two validated questionnaires were used to measure gastrointestinal… CONTINUE READING

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