Sarcopenia is a prognostic factor in living donor liver transplantation.

  title={Sarcopenia is a prognostic factor in living donor liver transplantation.},
  author={Toshiro Masuda and Ken Shirabe and Toru Ikegami and Norifumi Harimoto and Tomoharu Yoshizumi and Yuji Soejima and Hideaki Uchiyama and Tetsuo Ikeda and Hideo Baba and Yoshihiko Maehara},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  volume={20 4},
The aims of this study were to investigate sarcopenia as a novel predictor of mortality and sepsis after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) and to evaluate the effects of early enteral nutrition on patients with sarcopenia. Two hundred four patients undergoing preoperative computed tomography within the month before LDLT were retrospectively evaluated. The lengths of the major and minor axes of the psoas muscle were simply measured at the caudal end of the third lumbar vertebra, and the… CONTINUE READING
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