Effects of orthotopic liver transplantation on body composition.

  title={Effects of orthotopic liver transplantation on body composition.},
  author={S. Hussaini and Brian Oldroyd and Sandra P. Stewart and Seong Soo and Fernando Roman and Michael Anthony Smith and Stephen Pollard and Peter Lodge and John G O'grady and M. S. Losowsky},
  volume={18 3},
AIMS/BACKGROUND The effects of orthotopic liver transplantation on body composition are unclear. We aimed to assess changes in body composition after transplantation using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry and total body potassium. METHODS Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry and total body potassium counting to assess muscle mass were performed in 55 patients before and up to 24 months after liver transplantation and the results expressed as paired data before and at time intervals after… CONTINUE READING


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