FSPEN Fall Meeting 2018

FSPEN18-9 - Protein Recommendations for Advanced Liver Disease/Cirrhosis

Oct 13, 2018 3:00pm ‐ Oct 13, 2018 4:00pm


Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the history of liver cirrhosis with hepatic encephalopathy as related to previous accepted protein restriction recommendations.
  • Describe the suggested metabolic pathways that may or may not be lead to hepatic encephalopathy to include hyper ammonia and its relationship to current protein restriction practices.
  • Explain the importance of moderate/high protein recommendations for patient with chronic liver cirrhosis with encephalopathy; especially those patients at risk for or presenting with protein energy malnutrition.


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