• The psoas muscle transversal diameter predicts mortality in patients with cirrhosis on a waiting list for liver transplantation: A retrospective cohort study

    10 monthes ago - By Nutrition JRNL

    Chronic liver diseases are often complicated by malnutrition. Nevertheless, because of rapid fluid shifts and altered water compartmentalization as a result of ascites and edema, standard methods of nutritional assessment (weight loss, body mass index, biological markers-i.e., albumin, transthyretin, or multicomposite scores) are not usable. Also, body composition assessment methods, such as bioimpedance analysis or dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry are not applicable to patients with liver cirrhosis or not routinely applicable in the daily clinical practice .
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