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Quality of life in short-bowel syndrome: Impact of fatigue and gastrointestinal symptoms
Objective. Patients with short-bowel syndrome (SBS) have impaired health-related quality of life (QoL). However, comparisons of QoL data with the data on other chronic gastrointestinal diseases areExpand
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Factors related to fatigue in patients with cirrhosis before and after liver transplantation.
BACKGROUND & AIMS We performed a prospective study to evaluate fatigue and identify potential determinants among patients with cirrhosis. We also studied the effects of liver transplantation onExpand
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Pre-Transplant Renal Impairment Predicts Posttransplant Cardiac Events in Patients With Liver Cirrhosis
Background Cardiovascular disease and renal impairment are common in cirrhotic transplant candidates. We aimed to investigate potential association between pretransplant renal function impairment andExpand
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Prevalence of pre-transplant electrocardiographic abnormalities and post-transplant cardiac events in patients with liver cirrhosis
BackgroundAlthough cardiovascular disease is thouht to be common in cirrhosis, there are no systematic investigations on the prevalence of electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities in these patientsExpand
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Increased risk for malignant neoplasms among patients with cirrhosis.
BACKGROUND & AIMS It is not clear how cirrhosis affects the risks for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and non-HCC cancers, which are rare among these patients. We assessed the risk for malignantExpand
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Type and etiology of liver cirrhosis are not related to the presence of hepatic encephalopathy or health-related quality of life: a cross-sectional study
BackgroundHepatic encephalopathy has a negative impact on health-related quality of life (QoL) in liver cirrhosis. There are scarce and conflicting data on whether type or etiology of liver cirrhosisExpand
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Impact of peri‐transplant heart failure & left‐ventricular diastolic dysfunction on outcomes following liver transplantation
Assess the prevalence of peri‐transplant heart failure and its potential relation to post‐transplant morbidity and mortality.
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Convergence properties of a continuum damage mechanics model for fatigue of adhesive joints
The effect of the element length is examined in modelling crack growth in fatigue loading of an adhesive joint. This is done for a cohesive element using an expression for the damage evolutionExpand
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