The influence of body mass index obesity status on vascular surgery 30-day morbidity and mortality.

@article{Davenport2009TheIO,
  title={The influence of body mass index obesity status on vascular surgery 30-day morbidity and mortality.},
  author={Daniel L. Davenport and Eleftherios Sarantis Xenos and Patrick Hosokawa and Jacob Radford and William G. Henderson and Eric David Endean},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={140-7, 147.e1; discussion 147}
}
OBJECTIVE Mild obesity may have a protective effect against some diseases, termed an "obesity paradox." This study examined the effect of body mass index (Kg/m(2) BMI) on surgical 30-day morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing vascular surgical procedures. METHODS As part of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), demographic and clinical risk variables, mortality, and 22 defined complications (morbidity) were obtained over three years from vascular services at 14… CONTINUE READING

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