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Body Mass Index and Mortality in Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Other Diseases: A Cohort Study in 35,506 ICU Patients

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors concluded that, the obesity paradox, which is the inverse J-shaped association between BMI and mortality in critically ill patients, is not present in critically ill patients with COVID-19–related respiratory failure in contrast to non-SARS-CoV-2 viral and bacterial respiratory infections. Nevertheless, once admitted to the ICU, obese COVID-19 patients also do not have a higher risk for mortality than patients with normal weight.

Kooistra EJ, Brinkman S, van der Voort PHJ, et al.

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