The impact and treatment of obesity in kidney transplant candidates and recipients

@inproceedings{Chan2015TheIA,
  title={The impact and treatment of obesity in kidney transplant candidates and recipients},
  author={Gabriel A. Chan and Pierre Y. Garneau and Roy Hajjar},
  booktitle={Canadian journal of kidney health and disease},
  year={2015}
}
The prevalence of obesity in patients with chronic kidney failure and renal transplant candidates has paralleled the epidemic in the general population. The associated risks of surgical complications and long-term cardiovascular death are significant: most transplant centers consider obesity a relative contra-indication for transplant. Few studies have focused on conservative weight loss strategies in transplant patients. Studies using administrative databases have found that only a minority of… CONTINUE READING
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