Exercise training is safe and feasible in patients awaiting liver transplantation: a pilot randomized controlled trial.

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Summary of "Exercise training is safe and feasible in patients awaiting liver transplantation: a pilot randomized controlled trial."

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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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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