Navigation Links
Thin People May Be at Greater Risk for Post-Surgery Death
Date:11/22/2011

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Thin people appear to have a higher risk of dying within 30 days of an operation than heavier people, researchers have found.

The reason for the finding isn't clear, the study authors said. They set out to see what effect obesity had on survival after surgery, but instead found that the thinner a patient was, the greater the risk of death. The measurement the investigators used was body mass index (BMI), which takes into account both height and weight.

"Patients with low body mass index are at significantly higher risk of 30-day mortality following general and vascular surgical procedures," said lead researcher George Stukenborg, an associate professor in the department of public health sciences at the University of Virginia.

Body mass index is a significant predictor of death risk, independent of the differences in risk associated with the type of surgical procedure and other patient characteristics, he noted.

"Low body mass index should be recognized as an important risk factor for 30-day mortality and should be taken into account in preoperative decision-making, discharge planning and patient education," Stukenborg said.

The study was published in the Nov. 21 online edition of the Archives of Surgery.

For the study, Stukenborg's team looked at deaths in the month after operations in almost 190,000 people who underwent surgery in 2005 or 2006. The data came from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

Of these patients, more than 3,200 died within 30 days after their operation. Of those with a BMI of less than 23.1, which put them in the normal-to-thin range, the percentage who died was 2.8 percent, compared with 1 percent among people whose BMI was 35.3 or higher (considered obese).

And those with a BMI of less than 23.1 had a 40 percent higher risk of
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. People May Lie More Often in Emails, Instant Messages
2. Profile Drawn of People With Chronic Jaw Pain
3. Does a Gene Make People Seem Kinder?
4. Shock Fear May Curb Sex for People With Heart Devices
5. Risk of contracting diabetes to increase in world of 7 billion people
6. Wearable defibrillator can prevent death in people with arrhythmias
7. Depression in young people increases risk of heart disease mortality
8. Understanding people, spaces and spatial cognition
9. Use Vanity to Reduce Young Peoples Sun Exposure: Task Force
10. Evidence base for exercise programs for older people still in the balance
11. Suicide Checklist Spots People at Highest Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Thin People May Be at Greater Risk for Post-Surgery Death
(Date:9/30/2014)... Michigan are pleased to announce an agreement to publish ... Endocrinology , which is now open for submissions and ... , The journal is led by Editor-in-Chief, Meng ... Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes, at the University of Michigan, ... international Editorial Board. , Clinical Diabetes and ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... cells cannot multiply and cardiac muscles contain few ... itself after a heart attack. Now Tel Aviv ... standard in cardiac tissue engineering. , Dr. Tal ... TAU,s Department of Biotechnology, Department of Materials Science ... have been developing sophisticated micro- and nanotechnological tools ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... NY Four scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory ... under two new CSHL grants announced in Washington today. ... by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), totaling $46 ... initial funding for the BRAIN Initiative. ... was launched by the President in the spring of ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... A new report launched today by the ... Study on Ageing) conducted by academics from the ... Ireland, has highlighted the serious, complex and unique ... population. , The IDS-TILDA study is the first ... only one in the world with the ability ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... SIMpalm, the top iPhone app development ... great social networking music sharing experience. Lyricz LLC officially ... and iPod touch®. The App allows users to take ... pre-populated ITunes account. This app also gives users the ... photo of their choice to the snippet of selected ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:BioMed Central to publish open access journal in collaboration with the University of Michigan 2Health News:A heartbeat away? Hybrid 'patch' could replace transplants 2Health News:4 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists will contribute to President Obama's BRAIN Initiative under new NIH grants 2Health News:4 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists will contribute to President Obama's BRAIN Initiative under new NIH grants 3Health News:Longitudinal report shows challenging reality of ageing with an intellectual disability 2Health News:Longitudinal report shows challenging reality of ageing with an intellectual disability 3Health News:Longitudinal report shows challenging reality of ageing with an intellectual disability 4Health News:LYRICZ App for iPhone®, Helps You Share Images with Music to Inspire and Influence 2
... chronically ill Medicaid patients designed to provide care ... Jan. 27 Chronically ill members ... Health Insurance plans (CHIP) in Philadelphia are now ... homes, thanks to an innovative new partnership with ...
... A study by healthcare market research firm Manhattan Research ... support for continuing medical education (CME) funding. The results ... in the medical community about the role of commercial ... positions of those who actually use continuing medical education, ...
... thinner, Munro & Associates steps up for their customersTROY, ... and great for our customers," says Sandy Munro, Founder ... deliver 21 years worth of experience more efficiently and ... in today,s climate could spell disaster. No company can ...
... in fruit flies has led researchers to a sensitive and ... common type of kidney cancer. In the journal Science ... the University of Chicago shows that the biomarker known as ... cell carcinomas but not by normal kidney tissue. , Physicians ...
... state, construct prison health care centers throughout California.LOS ANGELES, ... this week to prevent a federal judge and his ... treasury for the sole purpose of reconstructing the state,s ... opposes the proposal to construct seven new prison facilities, ...
... Ages Two Years and Older , FT. WASHINGTON, Pa., ... Inc., today announced the availability of Children,s ZYRTEC(R) Allergy ... flavor product used to treat perennial and seasonal allergic ... ages two years and older. Children,s ZYRTEC(R) Allergy ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Physician Home Visits Centerpiece of New AmeriChoice and INSPIRIS Partnership in Philadelphia 2Health News:Physician Home Visits Centerpiece of New AmeriChoice and INSPIRIS Partnership in Philadelphia 3Health News:Manhattan Research Survey Finds That Physicians Overwhelmingly Support Commercially-Funded Continuing Medical Education 2Health News:Manhattan Research Survey Finds That Physicians Overwhelmingly Support Commercially-Funded Continuing Medical Education 3Health News:Survival Favors the Prepared 2Health News:Roadkill study could speed detection of kidney cancer 2Health News:Ventura County Taxpayers' Group Files Suit to Stop State-of-the-Art Hospitals for Incarcerated Felons 2Health News:Children's Sugar-Free, Dye-Free ZYRTEC(R) Allergy Syrup Now Available 2Health News:Children's Sugar-Free, Dye-Free ZYRTEC(R) Allergy Syrup Now Available 3
(Date:9/30/2014)... , N.J. and NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... that allows Kessler Foundation and New Jersey Health ... research, education and patient care programs has been ... chief executive officer of Kessler Foundation and ... Health Foundation. "The experience of New ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014  Georgia-Pacific Professional is a leading provider ... a wide range of away from home applications. ... in healthcare, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, surgical ... its healthcare products and solutions to the dental ... of infection control in the dental office," said ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... -- In a recent study it was ... the Eldor spinal needle 25G, 103 mm appeared significantly ... spinal needles of the same gauge and length of ... an excellent type of regional anesthesia for many operations ... It is estimated that 100 million patients worldwide ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kessler Foundation Partners with New Jersey Health Foundation To Start Innovative Companies To Change the Lives of People with Disabilities 2Georgia-Pacific Professional Brings Its Success in Medical Solutions to the Dental Community 2Georgia-Pacific Professional Brings Its Success in Medical Solutions to the Dental Community 3
... SAN DIEGO, Sept. 26, 2011 Elevation Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ... aerosol therapies for patients with respiratory diseases, today announced ... and Chief Business Officer and Pravin Soni, PhD, as ... created positions. The company also announced that it drew ...
... 26, 2011 Clermont Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a ... positive results from a phase III trial ... latanoprost was compared to Xalatan® (latanoprost ophthalmic ... glaucoma.  Non-preserved latanoprost achieved the primary efficacy ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Elevation Pharmaceuticals Strengthens Management Team with Appointment of Executives 2Elevation Pharmaceuticals Strengthens Management Team with Appointment of Executives 3Clermont Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Phase III Results for Drug to Treat Glaucoma 2
... multichannel pipettes speed up ... into microplates, with super ... volumes. The improved ergonomic ... multichannels, combined with super ...
... wide variety of applications. • Whole pipette is ... freely rotated against the handle to work in ... angle towards the microtiter plate. • The special ... common pipette tips, and provides a firm, parallel ...
Pipetman 8X200 Multichannel Pipette is an eight-channel, fully adjustable, air-displacement pipette having a useful volume range from 20 L to 200 L. Robustwith the usual Gilson qualities this pipette...
... multichannel pipettes speed up ... into microplates, with super ... volumes. The improved ergonomic ... multichannels, combined with super ...
Medicine Products: