The effect of obesity on adverse outcomes and metabolism in pediatric burn patients

@inproceedings{Kraft2012TheEO,
  title={The effect of obesity on adverse outcomes and metabolism in pediatric burn patients},
  author={Robert Kraft and David N . Herndon and Felicia N. Williams and Ahmed M. Al-mousawi and Celeste C. Finnerty and Marc Gerhard Jeschke},
  booktitle={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2012}
}
HYPOTHESIS:Obesity influences metabolism and increases the incidence of clinical complications and worsens outcomes in pediatric burn patients.DESIGN:Retrospective, single-center study.SUBJECTS:In all, 592 severely burned pediatric patients who had burns covering more than 30% of the total body surface area and who were treated between 2001 and 2008 were enrolled in this study. Patients were divided into ⩾85th percentile (n=277) and normal (n=315) weight groups based on body mass index (BMI… CONTINUE READING
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