SARCOPENIA IN CIRRHOSIS: Looking beyond the skeletal muscle loss to see the systemic disease.

@article{Bhanji2019SARCOPENIAIC,
  title={SARCOPENIA IN CIRRHOSIS: Looking beyond the skeletal muscle loss to see the systemic disease.},
  author={Rahima A Bhanji and Aldo J. Montano-Loza and K D Watt},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2019}
}
Sarcopenia is a common complication of cirrhosis and is defined as a progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass, strength and function. Sarcopenia is associated with poor prognosis and increased mortality. How sarcopenia and muscle wasting relates to such poor outcomes requires looking beyond the overt muscle loss and looking at this entity as a systemic disease that affects muscles of vital organs including cardiac and respiratory muscles. This review looks to explore the… CONTINUE READING
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