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The aim of this pilot randomised-controlled trial was to investigate the safety and feasibility of an eight-week exercise training intervention for improving fitness in patients awaiting liver transplantation. We hypothesised that exercise training would not result in any serious adverse events and would be feasible. Finally, we explored whether exercise training would improve cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), exercise capacity, muscular strength and health-related quality of life.
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Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are a lymphocyte subset with intrinsic immunosuppressive properties that can be expanded in large numbers ex vivo and have been shown to prevent allograft rejection and prom...
Liver transplantation is the main therapeutic alternative for patients with advanced liver disease. These patients have high prevalence of psychiatric comorbidities that may negatively interfere in cl...
Malnutrition is a common complication in patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) awaiting liver transplantation (LTx). Malnutrition and sarcopenia overlap in etiology and outcomes, with sarcopeni...
Bacterial infections are more frequent and severe in patients with advanced liver disease and, therefore, in liver transplant candidates. The increased risk of infection in these patients parallels th...
Racial and ethnic differences in the presentation and outcomes of patients waitlisted with acute liver failure (ALF) have not been explored.
Fifty patients awaiting liver transplantation and 50 age and gender matched control subjects with normal liver function will be included in the study. The aim of this project is to compare...
The overall goal of this proposal is to test the effect of exercise to delay or avert HCC recurrence and gain information regarding the potential molecular mechanisms of HCC tumor inhibiti...
This study evaluates the addition of high-intensity interval training to the standard pre-heart transplantation clinical care. Participants will be randomised into 2 arms: one arm will rec...
The main purpose of this study is to determine whether psychological intervention is effective in improving quality of life, mood, and relationships among adults with hepatitis C virus and...
The hypothesis is that the Alfapump® strategy would be more effective in terms of QALYs generated , and that the cost of Alfapump® device and its implantation will be totally or partiall...
A cardiovascular exercise strategy with alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods.
A type of strength-building exercise program that requires the body muscle to exert a force against some form of resistance, such as weight, stretch bands, water, or immovable objects. Resistance exercise is a combination of static and dynamic contractions involving shortening and lengthening of skeletal muscles.
Final stage of a liver disease when the liver failure is irreversible and LIVER TRANSPLANTATION is needed.
The exercise capacity of an individual as measured by endurance (maximal exercise duration and/or maximal attained work load) during an EXERCISE TEST.
The transference of a part of or an entire liver from one human or animal to another.