Post-Tx Weight Changes May Increase Death Risk
Patient weight changes after renal transplantation may be a marker for poor survival, data suggest.
In a study of renal transplant recipients, Sean H. Chang, MD, and Stephen P. McDonald, MD, of the
Weight gain of 20% or more in year 1 and 10% or more in year 2 were associated with an adjusted 78% and 67% increased death risk.
The researchers based their findings on an analysis of data from the Australian and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry.