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Sarcopenia clinical trials at UCSF
3 in progress, 2 open to new patients

  • Exercise Intervention in Liver Transplant Patients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to learn more about the effects of exercise on functional status and outcomes on patients with end-stage liver disease on the liver transplant waiting list and who have undergone liver transplantation.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • The QUALITY Vets Project: Muscle Quality and Kidney Disease

    open to eligible people ages 18–84

    Currently there is no standard way to detect age-related skeletal muscle loss in patients with chronic kidney disease. Investigators are working on finding rapid and inexpensive ways to measure muscle size and fat within the muscle.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • The Effects of Frailty on Chronic Kidney Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Frailty is a syndrome characterized by decreased reserve and diminished resistance to stressors. The proposed research will evaluate the association of frailty with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The prevalence of frailty increases with age and with CKD, but studies are needed to determine whether frailty is associated with worsening of CKD and whether intervention to treat frailty can improve physical functioning and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) as well as slow progression of CKD.

    San Francisco, California