N. Kumaraguru, A. Hughes, D. Forbes-Penfold, V. Evans, S. Hill, J. Köglmeier
Abstract:The maximum individual fall in BW and BMI in the first post-operative year were measured at 25.8% and 25% respectively. As the majority received small bowel repletion the post-operative weight loss may be underestimated. Interestingly in our series this was not associated with a significant fall in MAC, MAMC and triceps. Conclusion: Longterm nutrition can be maintained with oral intake in the majority of patients post SBT. There is significant improvement to handgrip strength post transplant which remains an i…
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