- Weight loss with muscle wasting, also known as sarcopenia, commonly occurs in patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD).
- A robust association between sarcopenia and mortality in cirrhotic and post-liver transplant patients has been reported.
- This is a report of a patient with severe sarcopenia and ESLD who was provided enteral nutrition using a Dobhoff tube (DHT) pre-liver transplant resulting in successful bridging to transplant.
Recommended CitationHalegoua-De Marzio, MD, Dina; Wong, MD, She-Yan; Guglielmo, MD, Flavius; and Fenkel, MD, Jonathan M., "Enteral Nutrition Support for a Sarcopenia in End-Stage Liver Disease" (2014). Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Faculty Papers. Paper 28.