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Prévalence de la dénutrition chez 143 adultes en bilan prétransplantation hépatique. Experience lausannoise de 1997 a 2005 [Prevalence of undernutrition in 143 patients before liver transplantation. The Lausanne experience between 1997 and 2005]
Revue Médicale Suisse
The prevalence of undernutrition was prospectively studied in 143 patients before liver transplantation between 1997 and 2005. Nutritional assessment is a particularly tricky problem in cirrhosis and mid-arm muscle circumference is considered as the best reliable anthropometric tool. In this prospective study, prevalence rate is very high (61%) and undernutrition is more frequent in alcoholic cirrhotic patients. In conclusion, these patients should benefit from an early dietician intervention before liver transplantation.
Adult, Aged, Female, Humans, Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic, Liver Transplantation, Male, Malnutrition, Middle Aged, Preoperative Care, Prospective Studies, Switzerland
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