Hepatitis B Annual

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 117--133

Nutritional management of acute and chronic liver disease


Neeraj Saraf 
 Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi - 110 060, India

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Neeraj Saraf
UNOS Certified Liver Transplant Physician, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi-110 060
India

Malnutrition is prevalent in all forms of liver diseases. A number of factors contribute to malnutrition in patients with hepatic failure. Early diagnosis of malnutrition is essential to allow appropriate treatment, since malnutrition is an important predictor of complications of liver disease and mortality. Disease-specific nutritional therapy should be considered for acute liver failure, sepsis, transplantation, and encephalopathy. This article provides an overview of the nutritional management of acute and chronic liver disease and discusses the need for further intervention studies before appropriate rational treatment guidelines can be formulated.


How to cite this article:
Saraf N. Nutritional management of acute and chronic liver disease.Hep B Annual 2008;5:117-133


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Saraf N. Nutritional management of acute and chronic liver disease. Hep B Annual [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Apr 6 ];5:117-133
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