Effects of liver transplantation on the nutritional status of patients with cystic fibrosis.

@article{Colombo2005EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of liver transplantation on the nutritional status of patients with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Carla Colombo and Diana Costantini and Alessia Rocchi and Giovanna Romano and Giorgio Rossi and Maria Luisa Bianchi and Simona Bertoli and Alberto Battezzati},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={246-55}
}
The long-term effects of liver transplantation on nutritional status, body composition and pulmonary function in patients with liver disease associated with cystic fibrosis (CF) are poorly defined. We studied 15 patients with CF-associated biliary cirrhosis and severe portal hypertension. Seven underwent liver transplantation (age: 14.8 +/- 6.2 years), and eight were treated conservatively (age: 15.9 +/- 6.7 years). All patients were evaluated at baseline and thereafter yearly for a median… CONTINUE READING

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