Special Issue "Nutrition and Body Composition Assessment in Cirrhosis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: sarcopenia; cirrhosis; nutrition; body composition; liver transplantation
Interests: sarcopenia; cirrhosis; nutrition; body composition
Interests: body composition; fat metabolism; adipose tissue; nutritional assessment
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There is much interest currently around application of body composition for prognostication in cirrhosis. Quantification of body composition parameters provides objective estimation of patients’ nutritional and metabolic status, which is not considered in the current liver transplant allocation system. Presence of malnutrition and/or body composition abnormalities in patients with cirrhosis is associated with prolonged hospitalization, adverse outcomes, and incremental health care costs. Therefore, proper identification of these abnormalities is necessary to enable us to design interventions aiming at treating malnutrition and modifying body composition abnormalities and to preclude adverse outcomes in these patients.
Recently, a wealth of research on impaired nutritional status and abnormal body composition features in cirrhosis has emerged. This information has advanced our knowledge; however, the field is currently hampered by heterogeneous assessments and definitions of these abnormalities. This demonstrates the necessity to develop standardized assessment tools and definition that can be implemented in cirrhosis. The aim, then, of this Special Issue entitled “Nutrition and Body Composition Assessment in Cirrhosis” for the journal Nutrients is to invite contributions, either an original manuscript or review article, from researchers across multiple disciplines.
Submissions with a focus on nutrition screening, nutrition assessment, body composition assessment, abnormal body composition features, mechanisms of wasting in cirrhosis, and dietary interventions in cirrhosis are welcomed.
Prof. Aldo J. Montano-Loza
Dr. Guido Stirnimann
Dr. Maryam Ebadi
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- Body composition assessment in research and clinical practice in cirrhosis
- Abnormal body composition features, in cirrhosis
- Mechanisms of wasting in cirrhosis
- Influences of body composition changes in cirrhosis
- Nutritional assessment and status in cirrhosis
- Dietary interventions in cirrhosis