Body mass index and complications following major gastrointestinal surgery: a prospective, international cohort study and meta-analysis

Nepogodiev D., Ozkan B. B., Bath M. F., Blanco-Colino R., Lee S., Kamarajah S. K., ...More

COLORECTAL DISEASE, vol.20, no.8, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/codi.14292
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Postoperative complications, obesity, digestive tract, gastrointestinal tract, body mass index, body weight, OBESITY, OUTCOMES, MORTALITY, IMPACT
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Aim Previous studies reported conflicting evidence on the effects of obesity on outcomes after gastrointestinal surgery. The aims of this study were to explore the relationship of obesity with major postoperative complications in an international cohort and to present a meta-analysis of all available prospective data.