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Obesity survival paradox in pneumonia: a meta-analysis.

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, 415 Fengyang Road, Shanghai 200003, China. [email protected] , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC medicine
1741-7015
Publication Date
Volume
12
Pages
61–61
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1741-7015-12-61
PMID: 24722122
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This meta-analysis suggests that an 'obesity survival paradox' exists for pneumonia. Because this meta-analysis is based on observational studies, more studies are required to confirm the results.

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