Resting Energy Expenditure in Patients on the Waiting List for Liver Transplantation
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01761851
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : January 7, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 7, 2013
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maria Isabel Toulson Davisson Correia, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Metabolic disorders and malnutrition are well known and have been reported in patients with chronic liver disease, but the relationship of energy metabolism and changes in nutritional status in patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation are unexplored. The aim of this study was to assess the resting energy expenditure (REE) of these patients, identifying the prevalence of hyper and hypometabolism. In addition, to assess if, malnutrition and clinical variables were associated with REE and metabolic disorders.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients on the waiting list for liver transplant
all patients who agreed to participate and signed the informed consent