International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023 | Rating: 5.4 / 10


Assessment of Malnutrition in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease

Sushant [29] | Madhavi Sarkari


Abstract: Introduction: Malnutrition is a common feature of chronic liver disease and increases the mortality and morbidity rate among cirrhosis patients. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of malnutrition in patientswith chronic liver disease and its correlation with Child - Turcotte - Pugh (CTP) and Model for End - Stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores. Methodology: This points observational study included patients with chronic liver disease (CLD), graded by severity based on CTP and MELD scores. The clinic - demographic parameters, along with biochemical and radiological parameters, will be recorded. Sarcopenia was assessed according to EWGSOP2 criteria, and correlation of sarcopenia was done with CTP and MELD scores Results: A total of 105CLD patients were enrolled in the study. The majority of patients were male, 88.6%, while 11.4% were female. The prevalence of sarcopenia was 93.3% in males and 6.7% in females. The mean serum albumin, MELD and CHILD PUGH scores were higher in sarcopenic females, while other clinical parameters were lower in sarcopenic females. The mean MELD and CHILD PUGH scores were higher in sarcopenic males, while other clinical parameters were lower in sarcopenic males. Conclusion: Malnutrition is prevalent among CLD patients and chronic liver disease patients are typically more malnourished. Sarcopenia is a common complication of liver cirrhosis and adverse outcomes and poor survival rates.


Keywords: Sarcopenia, Model for End - Stage Liver Disease, Child - Turcotte - Pugh, Chronic Liver Disease


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,


Pages: 2287 - 2293


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