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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Maurer, T; Maurer, J; Retz, M; Paul, R; Zantl, N; Gschwend, JE; Treiber, U 
Title:
Influence of body mass index on operability, morbidity and disease outcome following radical cystectomy. 
Abstract:
INTRODUCTION: Obesity may influence postoperative outcome after tumor surgery. We evaluated the impact of patients' body mass index (BMI) on peri- and postoperative morbidity and outcome following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 390 consecutive patients who underwent radical cystectomy due to bladder cancer from January 1986 to December 2004 were reviewed. According to WHO criteria, patients were divided into normal weight (NW, 45.6%), overweight (OW, 44.4%) and obes...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Urol Int 
Year:
2009 
Journal volume:
82 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
432-9 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0042-1138 
TUM Institution:
Urologische Klinik und Poliklinik