The Loss of Muscle Tissue in Liver Transplant Patients

Overview

  • Study type

    Observational
  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 16-009905
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-009905

About this study

Diagnosing sarcopenia using modalities that can be used in routine clinical care is important. Our study will aim to assess the efficacy of the sarcopenia model. If results from this model are highly correlated to the gold standard, CT, then its use will allow for assessment of sarcopenia in routine clinical care.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

A multicentre study and will include all patients who have received a Liver Transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kymberly Watt, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Kymberly Watt M.D.

(507)266-1586

Watt.Kymberly@mayo.edu