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Michael A. Dunn, MD, Andres Duarte-Rojo, MD, MS, DSc and Pamela Bloomer, PT, review rehabilitation strategies to battle frailty and sarcopenia and discuss how it is lethal in liver cirrhosis.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain sarcopenia and frailty
  • Identify the prevalence of sarcopenia and frailty in advanced cirrhosis
  • Describe the impact of sarcopenia and frailty on transplant outcomes
  • Recall interventions to prevent and reverse sarcopenia and frailty

Disclosures

Ms. Bloomer, has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

Dr. Duarte-Rojo has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Echosens

Dr. Dunn has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Axcella Health Inc.

All presenters' disclosures of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers, and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEUs) which are equivalent to 0.75 contact hours.

For your credit transcript, please access our website four weeks postcompletion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page.

Release Date: 9/24/2019 | Last Modified On: 9/24/2019 | Expires: 9/24/2020

 

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