Subclinical versus overt obesity in dialysis patients: more than meets the eye.

@article{GraciaIguacel2013SubclinicalVO,
  title={Subclinical versus overt obesity in dialysis patients: more than meets the eye.},
  author={Carolina Gracia-Iguacel and Abdul Rashid Qureshi and Carla Mar{\'i}a Avesani and Olof Heimb{\"u}rger and Xiaoyan Huang and Bengt Lindholm and Peter Barany and Alberto Ortiz and Peter Stenvinkel and Juan Jes{\'u}s Carrero},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 Suppl 4},
  pages={iv175-81}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity is an important problem in the epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Obesity is usually diagnosed by body mass index (BMI), but this metric has limitations as a measure of adiposity in CKD patients. Simple anthropometric tools, like skinfold thickness measurements, have been shown to be a better test to classify obesity among those with CKD. METHODS The prevalence of obesity was estimated by BMI (>30 kg/m(2)) and by skinfold thickness-estimated body fat (>25% in men and… CONTINUE READING