Posts Tagged ‘body mass index’

July 6, 2013

Impact of nutritional state on lung transplant outcomes


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The impact of poor nutritional status on post lung transplantation outcomes is not clear, with previous studies showing conflicting impact on post operative complications and survival. This single centre retrospective study analyzed the association between markers of nutritional status (body mass index, weight/height ratio, serum albumin, total protein, immunoglobulins, and absolute lymphocyte count) and post […]

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April 1, 2013

Body mass index and its effect on outcome in children after lung transplantation


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With higher rates of malnutrition at the time of lung transplantation compared to adult patients, the effect of body mass index (BMI) on transplant outcome in pediatric patients is unknown. Using the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Registry on Pediatric Lung Transplantation, this retrospective study classified pediatric lung recipients according to BMI and […]

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