volume 17, issue 5, P315-318 2011
DOI: 10.1590/s1517-86922011000500004
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Abstract: ABSTRACTIntroduction: Chronic liver disease results in large functional impact, causing loss of muscle mass and function with consequent reduction of functional capacity. Objective: To evaluate and compare the respiratory muscle strength and functional capacity of candidates for liver transplantation who are under Class B or C according to Child Pugh Score and to correlate these variables within each group. Methods -Cross-sectional study with a convenience sample of 35 patients divided into two groups based o…

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