Long-term kidney transplant outcome in obese patients in a predominantly African American population.

@article{Karabicak2011LongtermKT,
  title={Long-term kidney transplant outcome in obese patients in a predominantly African American population.},
  author={Ilhan Karabicak and Serhat Aytug and Shari Lewis and Syed Shah and Nabil Sumrani and Amir Hayat and Dale A Distant and Moro O. Salifu},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={E264-70}
}
The impact of obesity on long-term kidney transplant outcome has largely been studied in non-African American patients. This study seeks to determine differences in outcome between obese and non-obese patients after kidney transplantation, in a predominantly African American population. We reviewed 642 adult renal transplant recipients who received their transplants at SUNY Downstate Medical Center between 1998 and 2007. Sixty-six percent of the patients studied were African American. The… CONTINUE READING