June 14, 2011

Effect of Obesity on the Outcome of Kidney Transplantation: A 20-Year Follow-Up

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This study examined the effect of obesity pre-transplant, post-transplant obesity and early weight gain post-transplant on outcomes. An elevated BMI both pre-transplant and at 1 year post-transplant were associated with worse outcomes. More notably, the change in BMI during the first year post-transplant was also a significant risk factor for death and death-censored graft loss.

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