The impact of body mass index on complication and survival in resected oesophageal cancer: a clinical-based cohort and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Zhang2013TheIO,
  title={The impact of body mass index on complication and survival in resected oesophageal cancer: a clinical-based cohort and meta-analysis},
  author={Shijun Zhang and Hong Bin Yang and K. J. Luo and Qiuhong Huang and Jiewei Chen and Fang Yang and Xingshan Cai and Xin Xie and Qiuzhen Liu and Amos JM Ela Bella and Ronglin Hu and Jie Wen and Y. Hu and Jihua Fu},
  booktitle={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2013}
}
Background:Body mass index (BMI) has been associated with the risk of oesophageal cancer. But the influence of BMI on postoperative complication and prognosis has always been controversial.Methods:In total, 2031 consecutive patients who underwent oesophagectomy between 1998 and 2008 were classified according to Asian-specific BMI (kg m−2) cutoff values. The impact of BMI on overall survival (OS) was estimated using the Kaplan–Meier method and Cox proportional hazard models. We performed a meta… CONTINUE READING
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