Fitness testing of pediatric liver transplant recipients.

  title={Fitness testing of pediatric liver transplant recipients.},
  author={Viswanath B. Unnithan and Suzanne Veehof and Philip John Rosenthal and Christine Mudge and Timothy O'Brien and P. Painter},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  volume={7 3},
Liver transplantation is accepted as the standard management for end-stage liver disease in children. Pediatric heart and heart-lung transplant recipients have shown significantly diminished exercise capacities compared with age-matched, able-bodied, control subjects. The primary aim of this study is to compare the fitness levels of a group of pediatric liver transplant (LT) recipients (LT group, 20 boys, 9 girls; age, 8.9 +/- 4.8 years; 56 +/- 35 months posttransplantation) with a group of… CONTINUE READING
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