Sarcopenia in Children With End-Stage Liver Disease.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Sarcopenia, reflected by decreased psoas muscle surface area (PMSA), has been identified as a novel and independent predictor of wait-list mortality and outcomes in adult liver transplantation (LT). We hypothesized that children with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) would have smaller PMSA than healthy controls. METHODS Computer tomography images… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001792

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