Sarcopenia in Cirrhosis: Fallout on Liver Transplantation

Publication date: Available online 31 December 2019Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental HepatologyAuthor(s): Vaibhaw Kumar, Jaya Benjamin, Varsha Shasthry, Kishore Gurumoorthy Subramanya Bharathy, Piyush Kumar Sinha, Guresh Kumar, Viniyendra PamechaAbstractBackgroundLiver transplantation (LT) is a game changer in cirrhosis. Poor muscle mass defined as sarcopenia may potentially upset the LT scoreboard.AimTo assess the prevalence and impact of sarcopenia on the intraoperative and early post-operative outcomes in Indian patients undergoing LT.MethodsPre LT, single slice routine CT images at L3 vertebra of 115 LT recipients were analyzed, to obtain crosssectional area of six skeletal muscles normalized for height in m2 - skeletal muscle index (SMI; cm2/m2). SMI
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

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