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Sarcopenia and Frailty in the Prognosis of Patients on the Liver Transplant Waiting List.

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Summary of "Sarcopenia and Frailty in the Prognosis of Patients on the Liver Transplant Waiting List."

Sarcopenia and frailty are among the most common features of cirrhosis that contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality; however, sarcopenia is not identical to frailty. Sarcopenia is a critical reduction in skeletal muscle mass associated with poor outcomes. The main components of frailty are sarcopenia and physical impairment, which result in a cumulative decline in physiologic reserve (1, 2). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Name: Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society
ISSN: 1527-6473
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