Nutritional support for liver disease

Ronald L Koretz, Alison Avenell, Timothy O Lipman

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Abstract

Weight loss and muscle wasting are commonly found in patients with end-stage liver disease. Since there is an association between malnutrition and poor clinical outcome, such patients (or those at risk of becoming malnourished) are often given parenteral nutrition, enteral nutrition, or oral nutritional supplements. These interventions have costs and adverse effects, so it is important to prove that their use results in improved morbidity or mortality, or both.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD008344
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2012

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