Resting energy expenditure, body composition, and dietary intake: a longitudinal study before and after liver transplantation.

@article{Ferreira2013RestingEE,
  title={Resting energy expenditure, body composition, and dietary intake: a longitudinal study before and after liver transplantation.},
  author={L{\'i}via Garcia Ferreira and La{\'i}s Ferreira Santos and Lucilene Rezende Anast{\'a}cio and Agnaldo Soares de Lima and Maria Isabel Toulson Davisson Correia},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2013},
  volume={96 6},
  pages={579-85}
}
BACKGROUND The loss of hepatic innervations after liver transplantation (LTx) might affect the energy metabolism of the patients. The aim of this study was to assess the resting energy expenditure (REE), body composition, and dietary intake before and during the first year after the LTx. METHODS The REE was measured by indirect calorimetry. Nutritional status was assessed by anthropometric assessment, bioimpedance, handgrip strength, and dietary intake (before and 30, 90, 180, 270, and 370… CONTINUE READING