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Title: Excesso de peso em pacientes submetidos ao transplante hepático
Other Titles: Overweight in liver transplant recipients
Keywords: Transplante de fígado
Ganho de peso
Liver transplantation
Weight gain
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Citation: ANASTÁCIO, L. R. et al. Excesso de peso em pacientes submetidos ao transplante hepático. Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões, Rio de Janeiro, v. 40, n. 6, p. 502-507, 2013.
Abstract: This review aims to describe the incidence and prevalence of overweight and obesity after liver transplantation and the consequences associated with it. Literature review consultation was conducted in Medline / PubMed, SciELO, EMBASE and LILACS, with the combination of the following keywords: liver transplantation, overweight, obesity, weight gain. Overweight is incident on more than 60% of patients undergoing liver transplantation and obesity rates exceed 20% in the first year after surgery, during which occurs the largest relative weight gain. Studies have shown that between 60% and 70% of patients undergoing liver transplantation are overweight after the third year, 90% with abdominal obesity. Associated factors are, among others, advanced age, family history of overweight and excess weight prior to liver disease. The contribution of immunosuppressive medication remains controversial. Some of the consequences of overweight are liver steatosis, steatohepatitis, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease and death.
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