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Body Mass Index Is Associated With Hospital Mortality in Critically Ill Patients: An Observational Cohort Study

Peter Pickkers, Nicolette de Keizer, Joost Dusseljee, et al Crit Care Med, 2013, 41(8);1878-1883


The obesity paradox refers to the observation that in the general population a high (or low) BMI is associated with an increased mortality, but in some hospital patient groups a high BMI is associated with a lower mortality. In the critical care literature there is conflicting...


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