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Obesity as an independent predictor of posttransplant diabetes mellitus.

Authors
  • Parikh, C R
  • Klem, P
  • Wong, C
  • Yalavarthy, R
  • Chan, L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transplantation Proceedings
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2003
Volume
35
Issue
8
Pages
2922–2926
Identifiers
PMID: 14697939
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We conclude that obesity is an independent predictor of PTDM. The weight gain was significantly poor among patients who developed PTDM. Among all the risk factors for PTDM, obesity is the only modifiable risk factor before transplantation. Obese patients should be treated with a less diabetogenic immunosuppressive regimen and be counseled to lose weight before transplant.

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