Exercise capacity and body composition in living-donor renal transplant recipients over time.

@article{Habedank2009ExerciseCA,
  title={Exercise capacity and body composition in living-donor renal transplant recipients over time.},
  author={Dirk Habedank and Thomas Kung and Tim Karhausen and Stephan von Haehling and Wolfram Doehner and Joerg C Schefold and Dietrich Hasper and Simon Reinke and Stefan D. Anker and Petra Reinke},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 12},
  pages={3854-60}
}
BACKGROUND Renal transplantation (RTx) restitutes the function of the failing organ and induces convalescence of the entire organism. Our study investigates whether this is accompanied by improvements in cardiovascular function and structural changes. METHODS A total of 25 Caucasian patients (14 male, median age 44.2 +/- 9.2 years, BMI 23.7 +/- 4.0 kg/m(2)) were assessed in a prospective trial before, 1, 3 and 12 months after RTx from living donors by clinical examination, cardiopulmonary… CONTINUE READING