Aerobic capacity, muscle strength and health-related quality of life before and after orthotopic liver transplantation: preliminary data of an Austrian transplantation centre.

@article{Pieber2006AerobicCM,
  title={Aerobic capacity, muscle strength and health-related quality of life before and after orthotopic liver transplantation: preliminary data of an Austrian transplantation centre.},
  author={Karin Pieber and Richard Crevenna and Martin J Nuhr and Michael Quittan and Markus Peck-Radosavljevic and Veronika Fialka-Moser and Guenther F. Wiesinger},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={
          322-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Patients before orthotopic liver transplantation usually show a reduced physical performance status, which impacts on their daily life and social participation. This pilot study aimed to evaluate endurance capacity, muscle strength, and quality of life before and after orthotopic liver transplantation in patients in an Austrian transplantation centre. SUBJECTS Fifteen patients (male/female = 10:5) were included in the pilot study. METHODS Exercise testing, strength testing of knee… CONTINUE READING

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