Body mass index and mortality risk in Asian peritoneal dialysis patients in Hong Kong-impact of diabetes and cardiovascular disease status.

BACKGROUND Obesity increases mortality in the general population, but improves survival in hemodialysis patients. In peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, the reported effect is controversial. We investigated the effect of body mass index (BMI) on patient survival in Asian PD patients. METHODS The survival of incident Asian PD patients from 2001 to 2008 in a… (More)