Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, July 28th, 2003
"Obese patients are generally believed to be at a higher risk for surgery than those who are not obese although convincing data are lacking," said Daniel Dindo and colleagues at University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland.
The investigators conducted a prospective study involving 6336 patients (5528 nonobese and 808 obese) who underwent elective surgery. Patients excluded from the...
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