The impact of obesity as determined by modified body mass index on long-term outcome after liver transplantation: Canadian single-center experience.

@article{Tanaka2013TheIO,
  title={The impact of obesity as determined by modified body mass index on long-term outcome after liver transplantation: Canadian single-center experience.},
  author={Tomohiro Tanaka and Eberhard Ludwig Renner and Nazia Selzner and George Therapondos and Leslie B. Lilly},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2013},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={2288-94}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity is thought to be associated with higher rates of morbidity and mortality after liver transplantation (LT); however, its actual impact is difficult to evaluate, in part because of the confounding effects of fluid accumulation on body mass index (BMI). OBJECTIVE We sought to define the effects of conventional BMI (cBMI) and modified BMI (mBMI; calculated by multiplying the BMI by serum albumin level to compensate for fluid accumulation), on the outcome of LT recipients… CONTINUE READING

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