Physical frailty after liver transplantation.

@article{Lai2018PhysicalFA,
  title={Physical frailty after liver transplantation.},
  author={Jennifer C. Lai and Dorry L Segev and Charles E Mcculloch and Kenneth E. Covinsky and Jennifer L. Dodge and Sandy Feng},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2018},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={
          1986-1994
        }
}
Frailty is prevalent in liver transplant candidates, but little is known of what happens to frailty after liver transplantation. We analyzed data for 214 adult liver transplant recipients who had ≥1 frailty assessment using the Liver Frailty Index (LFI) at 3- (n = 178), 6- (n = 139), or 12- (n = 107) months posttransplant (higher values=more frail). "Frail" and "robust" were defined as LFI ≥4.5 and <3.2. Median pre-liver transplant LFI was 3.7, and was worse at 3 months (3.9; P = .02), similar… CONTINUE READING
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