Bone mineral density among cirrhotic patients awaiting liver transplantation.

  title={Bone mineral density among cirrhotic patients awaiting liver transplantation.},
  author={Rana Paramvir Sokhi and Abhinandana Anantharaju and Ravi Kondaveeti and Steven D Creech and K. K. Islam and David H. van Thiel},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  volume={10 5},
Osteoporosis is an important and common complication in patients with chronic liver disease. The goal of this study was to determine the bone mineral density (BMD) in different subgroups among pretransplant cirrhotic patients. BMD of the lumbar vertebrae (L) and femoral neck (F) were obtained in 104 consecutive cirrhotic patients. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to compare the BMD among various groups. The mean BMD in males (n = 54) and females (n = 50) at L were 1.28 +/- 0.25… CONTINUE READING


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