Nutrition Therapy a Cardinal and Unmapped Aspect in Liver Transplantation: A Review
Neha Bakshi1* and Kalyani Singh2
1Assistant Professor, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, India
2Former Associate Professor, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, India
*Corresponding Author: Neha Bakshi, Assistant Professor, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, India.
June 23, 2021; Published: July 23, 2021
Managing nutrition status is challenging among Liver transplant patients. Symptoms of liver failure like ascites and low albumin levels represent demo in nutrition status assessment. Despite this, malnutrition is prevalent in more than 80% of pre-LT patients. Malnutrition has been associated with poor surgical outcomes; therefore, the need for aggressive nutrition therapy before and after the liver transplant is crucial. Hence, this review aims to accentuate the need for nutrition interventions to devise a nutrition therapy plan in all the phases of Liver transplant.
Keywords: Nutrition Therapy; Liver Transplantation; Malnutrition
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