According to a new study, weakness is linked to lower likelihood of being placed on the ventricle of renal transplantation and for receiving a transplant.
The results were presented at ASN Kidney Week 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center.
To investigate whether weakness in patients with renal failure may affect their likelihood of renal transplant, Christine Haugen from Johns Hopkins Hospital and her colleagues studied 7078 potential kidney transplant candidates from 2009 to 2017.
Patients were considered weak if you had three or any of the following components: accidental weight loss, reduced grip strength, reduced walking speed and low activity.
Weak participants were 38 percent less likely to be listed for transplantation, had almost double the risk of dying during transplant waiting list mortality and undergone transplantation with a 35 percent lower rate than non-weak participants.
“Prehabilitation can be a useful tool for increasing the physiological reserve and then improving access to kidney transplant among weak patients,” said Dr. Haugen.
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