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Frailty and Sarcopenia in Cirrhosis

The Basics, the Challenges, and the Future

Editors: Tandon, Puneeta, Montano-Loza, Aldo J. (Eds.)

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  • One of the first dedicated texts on this emerging area of study in cirrhosis
  • Features explanatory figures, algorithms, and summary tables for each chapter
  • Written by experts in the field
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About this book

This book provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of frailty and sarcopenia in the cirrhotic patient. The text presents a personalized approach to identifying cirrhotic patients at risk of higher morbidity and mortality due to frailty and sarcopenia. It reviews current and novel diagnostic methods, while spotlighting treatment and management strategies for frailty and sarcopenia. The book also focuses on special issues associated with these syndromes, such as the effect of gender, age, and ethnicity on frailty and sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity, and frailty and sarcopenia after liver transplantation. Future considerations are outlined in the closing chapters, including emerging pharmacological and interventional therapies for these syndromes.

Written by experts in the field, Frailty and Sarcopenia in Cirrhosis: The Basics, the Challenges, and the Future is a valuable resource for clinicians and practitioners who treat patients with cirrhosis.

About the authors

Puneeta Tandon, MDUniversity of AlbertaDepartment of MedicineDivision of Gastroenterology and Liver UnitEdmonton, Alberta Canada
Aldo J. Montano-Loza, MDUniversity of AlbertaDepartment of MedicineDivision of Gastroenterology and Liver UnitEdmonton, AlbertaCanada

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Definition and Diagnosis of Sarcopenia in the Research and Clinical Settings

    Pages 3-12

    Montano-Loza, Aldo J. (et al.)

  • The Definition and Diagnosis of Frailty in the Research and Clinical Settings

    Pages 13-23

    Chen, Hui-Wei (et al.)

  • Deciphering the Cirrhotic Patient’s Present Status: The Overlap Between Physical Frailty, Disability, and Sarcopenia

    Pages 25-32

    Tapper, Elliot B.

  • The Pathogenesis of Physical Frailty and Sarcopenia

    Pages 33-53

    Dasarathy, Srinivasan

  • Prognostic Implications of Physical Frailty and Sarcopenia Pre and Post Transplantation

    Pages 55-76

    Buettner, Stefan (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26226-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26225-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Frailty and Sarcopenia in Cirrhosis
Book Subtitle
The Basics, the Challenges, and the Future
Editors
  • Puneeta Tandon
  • Aldo J. Montano-Loza
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26226-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26226-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26225-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 279
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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