Validation of a Screening Tool to Identify Undernutrition in Ambulatory Patients With Liver Cirrhosis.

BACKGROUND The prevalence of chronic liver disease is increasing in the United States. Malnutrition is common as liver disease progresses. However, an accepted method to screen these patients for malnutrition is lacking. The 6-question undernutrition screening tool was developed for professionals without nutrition training to identify a decline in the… CONTINUE READING