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Infection, cardiovascular disease more prevalent among liver transplant recipients with metabolic syndrome

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The presence of metabolic syndrome post-liver transplantation increased the risk for infection and cardiovascular disease, according to data presented at Digestive Disease Week. In a retrospective cohort study, researchers evaluated 158 patients who underwent liver transplantation between 2002 and 2007 at a single medical facility, with follow-up through September 2012. The presence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) before transplant and at six and 12 months post-transplant was determined in each case. more


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