Sarcopenia in cirrhosis: A practical overview.

Dhaliwal, Amritpal and Armstrong, Matthew J (2020) Sarcopenia in cirrhosis: A practical overview. Clinical medicine (London, England), 20 (5). pp. 489-492. ISSN 1473-4893.

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Patients with liver cirrhosis and, in particular, those with liver failure are at high risk of reduced muscle mass and strength/function, otherwise known as sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is a complex, multifactorial (poor nutritional intake, protein catabolism, physical inactivity) chronic condition, which increases the risk of liver-related morbidity and mortality. Early recognition and tailored management incorporating high protein diets and combination aerobic/resistance exercise can ameliorate the complications associated with sarcopenia in cirrhosis. This review provides an overview of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, assessment tools and management of sarcopenia in cirrhosis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WI Digestive system. Gastroenterology
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Gastroentrology
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Depositing User: Mrs Caroline Tranter
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2020 15:03
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2020 15:03

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