Treatment to improve nutrition and functional capacity evaluation in liver transplant candidates.

@article{Dasarathy2014TreatmentTI,
  title={Treatment to improve nutrition and functional capacity evaluation in liver transplant candidates.},
  author={Srinivasan Dasarathy},
  journal={Current treatment options in gastroenterology},
  year={2014},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={242-55}
}
OPINION STATEMENT Liver transplantation is the definitive therapy for cirrhosis, and malnutrition is the most frequent complication in these patients. Sarcopenia or loss of muscle mass is the major component of malnutrition in cirrhotics and adversely affects their outcome. In addition to the metabolic consequences, functional consequences of sarcopenia include reduced muscle strength and deconditioning. Despite nearly universal occurrence of sarcopenia and its attendant complications, there… CONTINUE READING
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