The effect of obesity on 12-month survival following admission to intensive care: a prospective study.

@article{Peake2006TheEO,
  title={The effect of obesity on 12-month survival following admission to intensive care: a prospective study.},
  author={Sandra L Peake and John L Moran and Dhaval R Ghelani and Amanda J Lloyd and M. J. Walker},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 12},
  pages={2929-39}
}
OBJECTIVE Evaluate the effect of intensive care (ICU) admission body mass index (BMI) on 30-day and 12-month survival in critically ill patients and determine the impact of obesity on outcome. DESIGN Prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING Fourteen-bed medical and surgical ICU of a university-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS Four hundred and ninety-three adult patients. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS BMI (kg/m) was calculated from height (m) and measured… CONTINUE READING

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