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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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It is well-known that there is a high incidence of depression in patients on the liver transplant (LT) waiting list. However, there have been few studies of psychological intervention on these patient...
Following the introduction of direct acting antivirals (DAA), there have been reports of declining incidence of hepatitis C (HCV) related liver disease as a liver transplantation indication. In this s...
In 2017 an amendment to the German transplant law concerning organ allocation and waiting list management became effective. This implies important consequences on lung transplant centers. Crucial inno...
Sarcopenia and frailty are commonly encountered in patients with end stage liver disease and are associated with adverse clinical outcomes including decompensation and waitlist mortality. The impact o...
Allosensitization may be a barrier to lung transplantation. Currently, consideration is not given to allosensitization when assigning priority on the lung transplant waiting list.
Sarcopenia is a syndrome characterized by progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength, shown to be prevalent in adults with cancer and common chronic comorbiditie...
Skeletal muscle abnormalities (sarcopenia) and frailty are common complications seen in patients with end-stage liver disease. The presence of these complications portends poor prognosis. ...
Liver transplantation (LT) represents the best treatment for patients with selected, early stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Due to the gap between the number of patients on the waitin...
Frailty is a condition characterized by slowness, weakness, low physical activity, wasting, and exhaustion. Frailty increases the risk for adverse outcomes following transplant such as inc...
The aim of this study is to prove the effects of a individualized prehabilitation program (muscular strength and endurance) in patients in a waiting list for a transplant. The investigator...
The different methods of scheduling patient visits, appointment systems, individual or group appointments, waiting times, waiting lists for hospitals, walk-in clinics, etc.
The World Health Organization's classification categories of health and health-related domains. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) consists of two lists: a list of body functions and structure, and a list of domains of activity and participation. The ICF also includes a list of environmental factors.
A list, criteria, or screening tool designed to improve PATIENT SAFETY by determining an individual's exposure to potentially inappropriate drugs. They are designed to prevent MEDICATION ERRORS by INAPPROPRIATE PRESCRIBING. Analysis for a list includes factors such as DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIP, DRUG; DRUG-RELATED SIDE EFFECTS AND ADVERSE REACTIONS; AGE FACTORS; GENDER; and existing medical conditions.
A derivative of sirolimus and an inhibitor of TOR SERINE-THREONINE KINASES. It is used to prevent GRAFT REJECTION in heart and kidney transplant patients by blocking cell proliferation signals. It is also an ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENT.
Progressive decline in muscle mass due to aging which results in decreased functional capacity of muscles.
Arthritis Fibromyalgia Gout Lupus Rheumatic Rheumatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of disease involving joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and associated structures (Oxford Medical Diction...