Body mass index as a predictive factor for long-term renal transplant outcomes in Asians.

@article{Chow2006BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index as a predictive factor for long-term renal transplant outcomes in Asians.},
  author={Kai Ming Chow and Cheuk Chun Szeto and Chi Bon Leung and Siu fai Lui and Yuen Fan Tong and Philip Kam-tao Li},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={582-9}
}
BACKGROUND There is substantial evidence that renal transplant recipients with obesity or body mass index >30 kg/m(2) have increased risk of graft loss. However, few data exist for Asian population; clinicians have to rely upon indirect evidence by extrapolating the results from Caucasians to Asian recipients. STUDY Using data from a study population of 150 consecutive cadaveric or living related Chinese renal transplant recipients at our center between 1985 and 2002, we examined the effect… CONTINUE READING