Sunday, June 1, 2008
Fattest Dialysis Patient Ever
There is an interesting paper in the literature which just came out--I have to admit that I'm a little biased since the senior author is my father, also a nephrologist--describing the dialysis of the most obese patient ever reported in the literature to undergo dialysis. He weighed in at 466 kg (1,024 lbs) and had a BMI of 125. The article is published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease and the article is entitled, "Challenges of Treating a 466-kilogram Man With Acute Kidney Injury."