Sarcopenia in chronic liver disease: impact on outcomes.

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Summary of "Sarcopenia in chronic liver disease: impact on outcomes."

Malnutrition is a common complication in patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) awaiting liver transplantation (LTx). Malnutrition and sarcopenia overlap in etiology and outcomes, with sarcopenia being defined as reduced skeletal muscle mass (SMM) and muscle function. The purpose of this review was to identify the prevalence of sarcopenia with and without obesity in adult and children with ESLD, to assess the methodological considerations in sarcopenia diagnosis and the association of sarcopenia with pre-and-post-LTx outcomes.


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Name: Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society
ISSN: 1527-6473


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