Obese patients have an increased risk of developing kidney damage, or acute kidney injury, after heart surgery.
Oxidative stress associated with obesity seems to play a role in this increased risk.
Morbidly obese patients who undergo a particular type of gastric bypass surgery called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) are at an increased risk of developing kidney stones - small, pebble-like deposits that can result in severe pain... Read Post
Obesity increases the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) following cardiac surgery, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Considered common after cardiac surgery, AKI represen... Read Post