Conservative Management of Obesity in Kidney Transplant Candidates

Obesity is prevalent in patients with chronic kidney disease and is associated with increased complications after kidney transplantation (KT). A body mass index limit is used in most transplant programs, though few studies have focused on conservative weight loss in KT candidates. The objective of this retrospective study is to evaluate the efficacy of a basic conservative weight management program in morbidly obese KT candidates and to perform a comprehensive nutritional evaluation.