Published in Blood Weekly, February 22nd, 2001
Osteoporosis and related fractures are a major complication after organ transplantation. Gudrun Leidig-Bruckner and colleagues from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, sought the frequency and predictors of osteoporotic fractures after heart or liver transplantation.
The study included 235 patients who had a cardiac transplant (105 patients) or a liver transplant (130 patients). Vertebral fractures were assessed by a standardized analysis of...
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