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Sarcopenia increased mortality, sepsis risk in liver transplant candidates

from Healio

A loss of skeletal muscle mass independently predicted mortality and the risk for sepsis in live-donor liver transplantation recipients, according to new data. Researchers in Japan evaluated 204 patients (50.4 percent men) within one month before living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT), measuring muscle mass along the psoas muscle using computed tomography (CT) scans. more

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