Examining the robustness of the obesity paradox in maintenance hemodialysis patients: a marginal structural model analysis.

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BACKGROUND The inverse association between body mass index (BMI) and mortality observed in patients treated with maintenance hemodialysis (MHD), also known as the obesity paradox, may be a result of residual confounding. Marginal structural model (MSM) analysis, a technique that accounts for time-varying confounders, may be more appropriate to investigate… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/ndt/gfv379

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@article{Doshi2016ExaminingTR, title={Examining the robustness of the obesity paradox in maintenance hemodialysis patients: a marginal structural model analysis.}, author={Megha A. Doshi and Elani Streja and Connie M. Rhee and Jongha Park and Vanessa A. Ravel and Melissa Soohoo and Hamid Moradi and Wei Ling Lau and Rajnish Mehrotra and Sooraj KuttyKrishnan and C P Kovesdy and Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh and Joline L.T. Chen}, journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association}, year={2016}, volume={31 8}, pages={1310-9} }