HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Fatigue a lasting problem after liver transplantation

A new study on fatigue experienced by patients after undergoing liver transplantation found that it is a major problem that does not tend to improve with the passage of time. Liver transplant patients experience physical fatigue and reduced activity rather than mental fatigue and reduced motivation.

The results of this study appear in the June 2006 issue of Liver Transplantation, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS). The journal is published on behalf of the societies by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and is available online via Wiley InterScience at http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/livertransplantation.

Although fatigue is common in end-stage liver disease and can even contribute to the need for a liver transplant, few studies have been conducted on fatigue after liver transplants take place. In the current study, researchers led by Rita van den Berg-Emons, Ph.D. of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, assessed 96 liver transplant patients who visited the hospital's outpatient clinic between February and June 2003. The patients were given a series of self-administered questionnaires: the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) measured fatigue severity; the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI-20) measured the nature of fatigue; two additional questionnaires measured the patients' disability level and their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). In addition, the researchers assessed patients' age, gender, reason for having the transplant, time since the transplant took place, and the number of immunosuppressive agents they were taking.

The results showed that 66 percent of the patients were fatigued, 44 percent were severely fatigued, and there was no indication that fatigue lessened over time. "T
'"/>

Contact: David Greenberg
dgreenbe@wiley.com
201-748-6484
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
1-Jun-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Fatigue and breast cancer survivors
2. Benefits of trastuzumab are lasting, reducing both HER2 + breast cancer deaths and recurrence
3. New allergy vaccine provides long-lasting hay fever relief after just 6 weeks of shots
4. Maintenance therapies offer lasting heart health benefits
5. Procedure for irregular heartbeat gives long-lasting relief & improves quality of life
6. Significant number of emphysema patients would find lasting benefit from lung surgery
7. MabThera A unique approach providing lasting benefits for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
8. IBS study shows that targeted antibiotics lead to long-lasting improvement in symptoms
9. Neuroscientists identify how trauma triggers long-lasting memories in the brain
10. Cognitive therapy works as well as antidepressants, but with lasting effect after therapy ends
11. Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Fatigue lasting problem after liver transplantation

(Date:5/29/2015)... News: 2015-2016 Oil Market Forecast, Company: Carson ... , In July, 2014, the price of ... in US shale production and increased production from Saudi ... share from US shale producers, started producing close to ... out into the marketplace, they could push oil prices ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Testosterone Centers of Texas (TCT), one of the ... new center in the Mid-Cities area to serve Hurst, Colleyville, ... Located on the south side of Hwy 26, one block ... center will open in May and will offer comprehensive testosterone ... , Like TCT’s other testosterone clinics, this clinic will also ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015 AMIA Issues Report on ... of medical data. , Today AMIA released the results ... (EHR). The “ Report of the AMIA EHR ... of EHRs ” was released in the Journal of ... and represents an evolutionary approach in the management ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015 Acoustiblok recently resolved a ... residents for Three Valleys Municipal Water District (Three Valleys ... engineer working on the project said, “The new Acoustiblok ... barrier and are much better looking than the temporary ... representative helped us throughout the process, and the customer ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... May 29, 2015 On May 28th, ... cheap bridesmaid dresses and party dresses. Most of the ... Their new release includes more than 80 styles of ... , The most popular design elements coming with the ... and chic one shoulder design. Many of the new ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Breaking News: Carson Energy Releases 2015-2016 Oil Forecast 2Health News:Testosterone Clinics in Colleyville — TCT opens Hurst Location 2Health News:Testosterone Clinics in Colleyville — TCT opens Hurst Location 3Health News:AMIA Issues Report on Electronic Health Records - EHR-2020 2Health News:AMIA Issues Report on Electronic Health Records - EHR-2020 3Health News:Acoustiblok® Quiets Well Motor Noise for California Water District 2Health News:Acoustiblok® Quiets Well Motor Noise for California Water District 3Health News:Acoustiblok® Quiets Well Motor Noise for California Water District 4Health News:Acoustiblok® Quiets Well Motor Noise for California Water District 5Health News:TheCelebrityDresses.com Released New Collection of Cheap Bridesmaid and Party Dresses 2
(Date:5/28/2015)... , May 28, 2015 AlloSource ... cartilage, cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts for ... advance patient healing, today announced that AlloWrap® DS, ... moved to the high-cost reimbursement category. ... doctors and their patients," said Kimberly French ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... May 28, 2015 ... the addition of the  "North America Ultrasound ... (2014 - 2019)"  report to their offering.  ... Ultrasound is a type of imaging. It ... body parts and structures inside the body. ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... 28, 2015   Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... present at the Jefferies 2015 Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, ... New York .  Lexicon management will ... milestones. A webcast of the presentation will ... An archived version of the presentation will be available ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AlloSource Announces Milestone In Reimbursement For AlloWrap DS 2North America Ultrasound Devices Market Report 2014-2019 - Technology and Applications 2Lexicon To Present At The Jefferies 2015 Healthcare Conference 2
Cached News: