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Nutrition assessment in patients undergoing liver transplant

Neha Bakshi, Kalyani Singh

Keywords : Liver Transplant, Nutrition Assessment, End Stage Liver Disease

Citation Information : Bakshi N, Singh K. Nutrition assessment in patients undergoing liver transplant. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (10):672-681.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.142177

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Liver transplantation (LT) is a major surgery performed on patients with end stage liver disease. Nutrition is an integral part of patient care, and protein-energy malnutrition is almost universally present in patients suffering from liver disease undergoing LT. Nutrition assessment of preliver transplant phase helps to make a good nutrition care plan for the patients. Nutrition status has been associated with various factors which are related to the success of liver transplant such as morbidity, mortality, and length of hospital stay. To assess the nutritional status of preliver transplant patients, combinations of nutrition assessment methods should be used like subjective global assessment, Anthropometry mid arm-muscle circumference, Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) and handgrip strength.


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