Problematiche nutrizionali e nutrizione artificiale nel paziente cirrotico

Translated title of the contribution: Nutritional problems and artificial nutrition in the cirrhotic patient

F. W. Guglielmi, C. Panella, A. Francavilla

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Malnutrition is a severe complication attended in patients with chronic liver disease. Its importance in clinical practice is related to the capability in determining other serious complications that negatively could influence the prognosis of these patients. For this reason here we want point out the importance of a global nutritional assessment in cirrhotic patients intended to define nutritional state and food intake. Definition f these parameters could help us to recognize malnourished patients and to better describe the strategy for nutritional treatment. In patients with chronic liver disease malnutrition is recommended to be diagnosed using midarm muscle area (MAMA) and midarm fat area (MAFA) and values

Translated title of the contributionNutritional problems and artificial nutrition in the cirrhotic patient
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)163-169
Number of pages7
JournalRivista Italiana di Nutrizione Parenterale ed Enterale
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Anatomy
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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