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Clinical nutrition, skeletal muscle and liver disease: linking the dots for good management

Journal Volume 86 - 2023
Issue Fasc.2 - Editorial
Author(s) N. Lanthier 1 2, S. Lefere 3 4, H. De Schepper 5 6, C. Reenaers 7
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(1) Service d’Hépato-Gastroentérologie, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, UCLouvain, Brussels, Belgium
(2) Laboratory of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, UCLouvain, Brussels, Belgium
(3) Hepatology Research Unit, Department Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
(4) Liver Research Center Ghent, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
(5) Laboratory of Experimental Medicine and Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Infla-Med centre of excellence, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
(6) Department of Gastroenterology and hepatology, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium
(7) Gastroenterology Department, CHU Sart-Tilman, Liège, Belgium

This is not new. The famous phrase “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food” is attributed to Hippocrates of Kos in ancient Greece (1). In the mid-twentieth century, based on their clinical experience, two surgeons, Charles Child and Jeremiah Turcotte, took into account the nutritional status (later replaced by the INR to obtain an objective numerical value) to calculate the well-known score assessing the mortality risk of the cirrhotic patient (2).

Keywords: sarcopenia, myosteatosis, muscle, nutrition, cirrhosis, TIPSS.

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