Obesity does not portend a bad outcome for kidney transplant recipients.

@article{Howard2002ObesityDN,
  title={Obesity does not portend a bad outcome for kidney transplant recipients.},
  author={Richard John Howard and Van B Thai and Pamela R. Patton and Alan William Hemming and Alan I. Reed and Willem J van der Werf and Shiro Fujita and Janet L. Karlix and Juan C. Scornik},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2002},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={
          53-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Kidney transplant programs may avoid transplantation in obese patients because of reports indicating that obese patients have poorer outcomes than do nonobese patients. We recently reviewed our experience. METHODS Patients receiving a kidney transplant between January 1, 1990 and December 31, 1999 were divided according to body mass index (BMI): group 1, BMI<25 (n=457); group 2, BMI> or =25 and <30 (n=278); and group 3, BMI> or =35 (n=98). RESULTS Cadaveric graft survival rates… CONTINUE READING
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