August 14, 2016

Bariatric surgery is associated with improvement in kidney outcomes

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In this matched cohort study, 985 patients who underwent bariatric surgery were compared 985 patients that did not.  The mean 1-year weight loss was 40.4 kg in the surgery group compared with 1.4 kg in the matched cohort. In adjusted analyses, bariatric surgery patients had a 58% lower risk for an eGFR decline of ≥30% (hazard ratio 0.42, 95% confidence interval 0.32-0.55) and 57% lower risk of doubling of serum creatinine/ESRD (hazard ratio 0.43, 95% confidence interval: 0.26-0.71) compared with the matched cohort.


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