Obesity and kidney transplant candidates: how big is too big for transplantation?.

@article{Lentine2012ObesityAK,
  title={Obesity and kidney transplant candidates: how big is too big for transplantation?.},
  author={Krista L Lentine and Rowena B. Delos Santos and David A Axelrod and Mark A. Schnitzler and Daniel C. Brennan and Janet Elizabeth Tuttle-Newhall},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={575-86}
}
Obesity impacts many inter-related, and sometimes conflicting, considerations for transplant practice. In this article, we describe an approach for applying available data on the importance of body composition to the kidney transplant population that separates implications for candidate selection, risk stratification among selected candidates, and interventions to optimize health of the individual. Transplant recipients with obesity defined by elevated body mass index (BMI) have been shown in… CONTINUE READING