Effects of body mass index at transplant on outcomes of kidney transplantation.

@article{Chang2007EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of body mass index at transplant on outcomes of kidney transplantation.},
  author={Sean Haw Chang and Patrick Toby Hewlett Coates and Stephen Peter McDonald},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2007},
  volume={84 8},
  pages={
          981-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND While obesity increases postoperative complications and cardiovascular risks, its effects on long-term kidney transplant outcomes are less clear. METHODS We used data from the Australian and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant (ANZDATA) Registry to examine the relationships between body mass index (BMI, classified according to World Health Organization criteria) at transplant and transplant outcome. Patients starting renal replacement therapy from April 1991 and who received a… CONTINUE READING

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