Obesity and outcome following renal transplantation.

@article{Gore2006ObesityAO,
  title={Obesity and outcome following renal transplantation.},
  author={John L. Gore and P C T Pham and Gabriel M. Danovitch and Alan H. Wilkinson and J. Thomas Rosenthal and Gerald S. Lipshutz and Jennifer S. Singer},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={357-63}
}
Single institution series have demonstrated that obese patients have higher rates of wound infection and delayed graft function (DGF), but similar rates of graft survival. We used UNOS data to determine whether obesity affects outcome following renal transplantation. From the UNOS database, we identified patients who underwent primary kidney-only… CONTINUE READING