Nutrition for the Patient with Advanced Liver Disease

Nutrition for the Patient with Advanced Liver Disease Curr Hepatology Rep (2017) 16:205–211 DOI 10.1007/s11901-017-0354-x MANAGEMENT OF THE CIRRHOTIC PATIENT (A CARDENAS AND N REAU, SECTION EDITORS) 1 1 1 Annie Grochocinski & Alissa Dandalides & Lauren Remley Published online: 9 August 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2017 Abstract progresses and their condition worsens, they should be con- Purpose of Review Managing nutrition in individuals with tinually evaluated for treatment plan adjustments as needed. advanced liver disease is an integral part of their care and . . can significantly impact their morbidity and mortality. The Keywords Malnutrition Advanced liver disease End-stage . . . aim of this review study is to focus on the etiology of malnu- liver disease Cirrhosis Nutrition assessment Diet trition in end-stage liver disease, screening and assessment methods of these individuals, and providing evidenced- based recommendations on the proper nutritional Introduction interventions. Recent Findings The etiology of malnutrition in advanced The liver is multifunctional; however in relation to the diges- liver disease is multifactorial but can be described as the ef- tive system, the liver’s primary function is to metabolize nu- fects of a chronic catabolic illness accompanied by decreased trients received from the small intestine. It also excretes bile food intake. In Current Hepatology Reports Springer Journals

Nutrition for the Patient with Advanced Liver Disease

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