Published in Cardiovascular Week, January 25th, 2010
"The aim of this study is to examine racial differences in the association of obesity with ESRD and survival in elderly patients (age > 65). Data were obtained for 74,167 Medicare patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) between February 1994 and July 1995. BMI was calculated as weight (kg) divided by height (m(2)). We evaluated the association of BMI class with ESRD incidence and death using...
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