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ABSTRACT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 111

Weight gain and obesity after transplant


1 Dietician, Institute of Renal Sciences, Global Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Nephrologist, Institute of Renal Sciences, Global Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Date of Web Publication19-Sep-2019

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DOI: 10.4103/jrnm.jrnm_26_19

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How to cite this article:
Deore P, Virani Z, Saldanha N, Gulhane H, Parekh I, Rajput P, Shah B. Weight gain and obesity after transplant. J Renal Nutr Metab 2018;4:111

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Deore P, Virani Z, Saldanha N, Gulhane H, Parekh I, Rajput P, Shah B. Weight gain and obesity after transplant. J Renal Nutr Metab [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Oct 21];4:111. Available from: http://www.jrnm.in/text.asp?2018/4/4/111/267196




  Introduction Top


Weight gain and obesity are reported to be a common complication after transplant. Is this true in the Indian setting? There are no data available from India.


  Aim Top


The aim of this study is to determine the change in weight after uneventful kidney transplant.


  Materials and Methods Top


A total of 243 kidney transplants were performed between September 2013 and August 2017, of these 110 patients had an uneventful course, defined as the absence of rejection or infection, malignancy, or cardiovascular complications. The patients had completed at least 1 year follow-up. We also looked at behavior of pretransplant weight in 37 patients who had been followed for at least 1 year before transplant. Data of these patients were analyzed.


  Results Top


Among these with uneventful course and at least 1 year follow-up (N = 110), 29% were female and 71% were male. The mean age was 42 ± 12.5 years. These patients were followed for a mean duration of 36.5 ± 13.6 months. Mean weight at the time of transplant was 63.1 ± 16.4 kg; mean weight at 6, 12, 24, 36, and 48 months was 68 ± 15, 71.1 ± 15.2, 72 ± 16.2, 73.9 ± 18.1, 71.1 ± 14.7 kg; respectively. While there was definitely a weight gain in the first 12 months compared toweight at transplant, when we looked at behavior of weightbefore transplant, it showed that the weight regained post tranplant was that weight which had been lostin a year before transplant.


  Conclusion Top


Our study shows that there is a significant increase in weight after transplant. However, this is, by and large, a regain of weight loss in the period before transplant. Therefore, it is not true weight gain.






 

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