Frailty and Sarcopenia in Cirrhosis

The Basics, the Challenges, and the Future

  • Puneeta Tandon
  • Aldo J. Montano-Loza

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Srinivasan Dasarathy
      Pages 33-53
    3. Stefan Buettner, Jan N. M. IJzermans, Jeroen L. A. van Vugt
      Pages 55-76
    4. Manuela Merli, Barbara Lattanzi, Daria D’Ambrosio, Nicoletta Fabrini, Alice Liguori
      Pages 77-85
    5. Graeme M. Purdy, Kenneth J. Riess, Kathleen P. Ismond, Puneeta Tandon
      Pages 87-116
  3. The Challenges

  4. The Future

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 273-279

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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Puneeta Tandon
    • 1
  • Aldo J. Montano-Loza
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology and Liver UnitUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Division of Gastroenterology and Liver UnitUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

Bibliographic information

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Internal Medicine & Dermatology