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Protocolized exercise improves frailty parameters and lower extremity impairment: a promising prehabilitation strategy for kidn

Nephrology
Author
C. Lorenz et al.
Used Parameters : FMI, SMI, ASMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : USA

Journal : Clin Transplant

Background Frailty and decreased functional status are risk factors for adverse kidney transplant (KT) outcomes. Our objective was to examine the efficacy of an exercise intervention on frailty and decreased functional status in a cohort of patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods We conducted a prospective study involving 21 adults with≥ stage 4 CKD who were (a) frail or pre‐frail by Fried phenotype and/or (b) had lower extremity impairment [short physical performance battery score≤ 10]. The intervention …
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