Physical performance does not improve in elderly patients following successful kidney transplantation.

@article{Nyberg1995PhysicalPD,
  title={Physical performance does not improve in elderly patients following successful kidney transplantation.},
  author={Gudrun Nyberg and G Hallste and Gunnela Nord{\'e}n and Henrik Hadimeri and Lars G Wramner},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={1995},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={86-90}
}
In a prospective study before, and during 1 year following, kidney transplantation, physical strength and performance were tested in patients over the age of 60 and in younger control patients. Quadriceps strength increased significantly in the control patients (+3.3 +/- 3.2 kg, n = 11, P = 0.007) but remained stable in the successfully grafted elderly patients (-0.1 +/- 4.2 kg, n = 16). Grip strength tended to increase in the control patients (P = 0.064) but not in the elderly. Stepping up on… CONTINUE READING