1. Sarcopenia was an independent risk factor for reduced muscle mass and strength following liver resection for malignant neoplasms.
Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)
Sarcopenia is an involuntary, age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. This condition is known to drastically impact postoperative and oncological outcomes following liver resection for...
1) Hepatitis C virus (HCV) liver transplant (LT) recipients receiving perioperative transfusions have increased fibrosis and decreased 1- and 5-year survival when compared to their non-transfused counterparts.
2) Negative impact of transfusion may be due to early immune modulation leading to suppression of HCV-specific IFN-gamma and activation of IL-17.