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Xingxing S Cheng published latest article in Clinical transplantation entitled Prehabilitation for kidney transplant candidates: Is it time? This article is available in PubMed with an unique identification number PMID: 28564126 and it is published in 2017. The coauthors of this article are Cheng XS, Myers JN, Chertow GM, Rabkin R, Chan KN, Chen Y, Tan JC.


Research Interest

Cardiology, Cardiovascular Medicine.


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Article Title: Prehabilitation for kidney transplant candidates: Is it time?

Co-Author(s): Cheng XS, Myers JN, Chertow GM, Rabkin R, Chan KN, Chen Y, Tan JC

Affiliation(s): Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA.

PMID 28564126, Year 2017

Abstract: Many patients become frail with diminished cardiorespiratory fitness while awaiting kidney transplantation. Frailty and poor fitness powerfully predict mortality, transplant graft survival, and healthcare utilization after kidney transplantation. Efforts to intervene with post-transplant physical therapy have been met with limited success, in large part due to high study dropout. We reviewed the literature on chronic kidney disease and exercise to propose a clinical framework for physical therapy interventions to improve fitness, scheduled for before the transplant. This framework may lead to better patient retention and compliance, and thus demonstrate better efficacy in mitigating the effects of frailty and poor fitness after kidney transplantation.

Journal: Clinical transplantation

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