J Korean Soc Parenter Enter Nutr.  2013 Apr;5(1):20-23.

Nutrition Support in Liver Transplantation Patients

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  • 1Department of Pharmacy, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. gsleenj@hanmail.net

Abstract

Malnutrition is common in cirrhotic patients undergoing liver transplantation. It has been associated with a high risk of postoperative complications and mortality rates in patients undergoing surgery. Studies have shown that nutrition therapy may improve the clinical outcomes in cirrhotic patients undergoing liver transplantation. This study focuses on the role of nutrition support, including immunonutrition such as branched-chain amino acids and n-3 fatty acid, vitamins and long-term consideration of nutritional status.

Keyword

Nutrition support; Liver transplantation; Branched-Chain amino acids; n-3 Fatty acids; Glutamine
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