Impact of body mass on outcomes of geriatric postoperative acute kidney injury patients.

  title={Impact of body mass on outcomes of geriatric postoperative acute kidney injury patients.},
  author={Chia-Ter Chao and Vin Cent Wu and Hung-Bin Tsai and Che-Hsiung Wu and Yu-Feng Lin and Kuan-Dun Wu and W R Ko},
  volume={41 5},
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) frequently occurs in hospitalized patients, particularly in the elderly. However, studies on outcome-modifying factors in geriatric patients with AKI are absent, especially the influence of body mass index (BMI). METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected multicenter observational cohort, which enrolled elderly (≥65 years) who developed AKI after major surgery in the intensive care units. We analyzed in-hospital mortality… CONTINUE READING


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