Does Association of Frailty, Increased Risk of Death Waiting for Liver Transplant Differ by BMI?

JAMA Surgery

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What The Study Did: This observational study examined among liver transplant candidates whether the association of frailty and increased risk of death while on the waiting list for a transplant varied by body mass index.

Authors: Jennifer C. Lai, M.D., M.B.A., of the University of California San Francisco, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.2845)

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