Exploring the impact of using measured or estimated values for height and weight on the relationship between BMI and acute hospital mortality

Exploring the impact of using measured or estimated values for height and weight on the... PurposeStudies have demonstrated an association between height and weight and mortality among patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the optimal body mass index (BMI) might be well above the optimal values in the general population. Most of these studies have relied on estimated values, the validity of which is not known. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Critical Care Elsevier

Exploring the impact of using measured or estimated values for height and weight on the relationship between BMI and acute hospital mortality

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc.
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0883-9441
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10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.11.021
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Abstract

PurposeStudies have demonstrated an association between height and weight and mortality among patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the optimal body mass index (BMI) might be well above the optimal values in the general population. Most of these studies have relied on estimated values, the validity of which is not known.

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Journal of Critical CareElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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