Hypoalbuminemia More Than Morbid Obesity is an Independent Predictor of Complications After Total Hip Arthroplasty.

@article{Walls2015HypoalbuminemiaMT,
  title={Hypoalbuminemia More Than Morbid Obesity is an Independent Predictor of Complications After Total Hip Arthroplasty.},
  author={Jason Walls and Daniel Abraham and Charles Lenwood Nelson and Atul F Kamath and Nabil M. Elkassabany and Jiabin Liu},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 12},
  pages={2290-5}
}
Health care reform is directing clinical practice towards improving outcomes and minimizing complications. Preoperative identification of high-risk patients and modifiable risk factors present opportunity for clinical research. A total of 49,475 total hip arthroplasty patients were identified from National Surgical Quality Improvement Program between 2006 and 2013. We compared morbidly obese patients (BMI≥40 kg/m(2)) and non-morbidly obese patients (BMI 18.5-40 kg/m(2)). We also compared… CONTINUE READING
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