The obesity paradox and mortality associated with surrogates of body size and muscle mass in patients receiving hemodialysis.

@article{KalantarZadeh2010TheOP,
  title={The obesity paradox and mortality associated with surrogates of body size and muscle mass in patients receiving hemodialysis.},
  author={Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh and Elani Streja and Csaba Pal Kovesdy and Antigone Oreopoulos and Nazanin Noori and Jennie Jing and Allen R. Nissenson and Mahesh Krishnan and Joel David Kopple and Rajnish Mehrotra and Stefan D. Anker},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2010},
  volume={85 11},
  pages={991-1001}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether dry weight gain accompanied by an increase in muscle mass is associated with a survival benefit in patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis (HD). PATIENTS AND METHODS In a nationally representative 5-year cohort of 121,762 patients receiving HD 3 times weekly from July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2006, we examined whether body mass index (BMI) (calculated using 3-month averaged post-HD dry weight) and 3-month averaged serum creatinine levels (a likely surrogate… CONTINUE READING