Published in Hepatitis Weekly, September 22nd, 2003
"Bone disease has emerged as a serious and complex complication after liver transplantation. The purpose of this study is to determine risk factors for fracture and bone loss after liver transplantation. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) of the lumbar spine was performed routinely pretransplantation, 6 months posttransplantation, and at yearly intervals thereafter at our center," researchers in the United States report.
"We followed up patients who underwent transplantation in the past 10 years and compared bone mineral density (BMD) and fracture rate with known...
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