Does obesity affect the outcomes of pulmonary resections for lung cancer? A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis.

@article{Mungo2015DoesOA,
  title={Does obesity affect the outcomes of pulmonary resections for lung cancer? A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis.},
  author={Benedetto Mungo and Cheryl K Zogg and Craig M. Hooker and Stephen Chi-Tin Yang and Richard J. Battafarano and Malcolm V. Brock and Daniela R Molena},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={157 4},
  pages={792-800}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity has increased dramatically in the American population during the past 2 decades. Approximately 35% of adults are obese. Although obesity represents a major health issue, the association between obesity and operative outcomes has been a subject of controversy. We queried the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database to determine whether an increased body mass index (BMI) affects the outcomes of pulmonary resection for lung cancer. METHODS We identified 6… CONTINUE READING
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