Review article: sarcopenia in cirrhosis--aetiology, implications and potential therapeutic interventions.

@article{Sinclair2016ReviewAS,
  title={Review article: sarcopenia in cirrhosis--aetiology, implications and potential therapeutic interventions.},
  author={Marie Sinclair and Paul John Gow and Mathis Grossmann and Peter William Angus},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2016},
  volume={43 7},
  pages={765-77}
}
BACKGROUND Sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass) is common in cirrhosis and is associated with poor outcomes. Current teaching recommends the use of protein supplementation and exercise, however, this fails to address many other factors which contribute to muscle loss in this setting. AIMS To summarise existing knowledge regarding the aetiology of sarcopenia in cirrhosis, diagnostic modalities and the clinical significance of this condition. In addition to discuss recent research findings that may… CONTINUE READING
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