Frailty, Sarcopenia, and Malnutrition in Cirrhotic Patients

Elizabeth S. Aby, Sammy Saab

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Abstract

Sarcopenia, frailty, and malnutrition are prevalent complications in patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) and are associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. It is valuable to measure nutritional status, sarcopenia, and frailty over time in order to create interventions tailored to individuals with ESLD. Evaluating sarcopenia and frailty in patients with ESLD is challenging. Further work is needed to perfect these assessments so that clinicians can incorporate these assessments into their decision-making and management plans for cirrhotic patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-605
Number of pages17
JournalClinics in liver disease
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019

Keywords

  • Frailty
  • Liver transplantation/hepatology
  • Malnutrition
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sarcopenia

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Review

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