Body mass index trends and role of obesity in predicting outcome after radical prostatectomy.

@article{Motamedinia2008BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index trends and role of obesity in predicting outcome after radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Piruz Motamedinia and Ruslan Korets and Benjamin A. Spencer and Mitchell C. Benson and James M. McKiernan},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={1106-10}
}
OBJECTIVES One in three American men is obese (body mass index [BMI] >or=30 kg/m(2)); however, the relationship between obesity and prostate cancer is highly debated. We examined BMI trends in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP) and evaluated the role of obesity in predicting biochemical failure (BCF) after RP. METHODS From 1988 to 2006, 964 patients underwent RP and had BMI data available. The patients who had received neoadjuvant therapy or were followed up for <1 year were… CONTINUE READING

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