Physical Activity in Liver Transplantation: A Patient's and Physicians' Experience.

Beekman, Lara; Berzigotti, Annalisa; Banz Wüthrich, Vanessa (2018). Physical Activity in Liver Transplantation: A Patient's and Physicians' Experience. Advances in therapy, 35(11), pp. 1729-1734. Springer 10.1007/s12325-018-0797-7

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Liver transplantation has become a highly standardized, acceptable option for selected patients with end-stage liver disease and/or hepatocellular carcinoma in the setting of cirrhosis. Both conditions are associated with loss of skeletal muscle mass (sarcopenia) and physical deconditioning. Both conditions result in a dramatic decrease in the patients' quality of life, negatively impacting on the pre- and post-transplant prognosis. In this context, awareness of the advantages of physical activity in both the pre- and post-transplant setting is key. However, the importance of regular, individualized and patient-adapted physical activity is still understudied and underestimated. This article describes a three-sided perspective on the importance of physical activity in the setting of liver transplantation, including a patient's, transplant surgeon's and hepatologist's point of view.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Viszeralchirurgie
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Viszeralchirurgie

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Visceral Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Hepatologie
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Hepatologie

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Hepatology

UniBE Contributor:

Beekman, Lara; Berzigotti, Annalisa and Banz Wüthrich, Vanessa

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0741-238X

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Thi Thao Anh Pham

Date Deposited:

17 Dec 2018 08:26

Last Modified:

17 Dec 2018 08:26

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s12325-018-0797-7

PubMed ID:

30328060

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Exercise Liver cirrhosis Liver transplantation Malnutrition Physical activity Reconditioning Sarcopenia

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.122090

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/122090

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