Special Issue "Nutritional Challenge in Advanced Chronic Liver Disease and Complications Related to Portal Hypertension"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2023) | Viewed by 14498
Interests: liver diseases; gastrointestinal diseases; liver transplantation
Interests: nutrition in liver diseases; cirrhosis; hepatocellular carcinoma; liver failure; liver surgery; gastrointestinal diseases; liver; hepatitis; hepatitis C; advanced statistical analysis
Clinical nutrition's key prognostic and therapeutic role in managing patients with chronic liver disease has recently been proposed and demonstrated. Various liver disease study associations (EASL, ESPEN, AGA, ...) have stressed to the global hepatology community the importance of research on nutritional and medical strategies along with etiological therapy in the management of any etiology and stage of liver disease. Furthermore, malnutrition and sarcopenia, even in obese patients with metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (so-called "sarcopenic obesity"), can worsen the prognosis of liver cirrhosis, reducing overall survival and negatively affecting the outcome of orthotopic liver transplantation.
This Special Issue, "Nutritional Challenge in Advanced Chronic Liver Disease and Complications Related to Portal Hypertension", aims to explore the latest and future challenges in nutritional investigation and insights that hepatologists should consider when addressing patients with advanced chronic liver disease (ACLD) based on liver disease etiology, the stage of liver cirrhosis and its portal hypertension development-related complications.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Evaluation of the nutritional status and management of patients listed for orthotopic liver transplantation.
- Role of bariatric surgery in obese patients listed for orthotopic liver transplantation before, during and after.
- Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) in compensated and decompensated advanced chronic liver disease (ACLD).
- Commercial diets, meal replacements and newly intermittent fasting diets: applicability and evidence in patients with chronic liver diseases.
- The role of vitamin D deficit and supplementation in chronic liver diseases.
- Late evening snacks in patients with ACLD.
Original contributions, epidemiological studies, narrative and systematic reviews and meta-analyses are all welcome.
Dr. Antonio Colecchia
Dr. Federico Ravaioli
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- portal hypertension