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Liver transplant candidates more sedentary than doctors notice

from MD Magazine

In patients who are on liver transplant wait lists due to having advanced cirrhosis, sarcopenia, and deteriorating physical fitness threaten survival. Doctors know that, and generally ask patients about their fitness and daily exercise. A team from the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute and the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA, found that though patients reported being able to do certain physical tasks, they often overstated how active they were. more


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