Obesity and Perioperative Complications in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery in 2013: Analysis of the National Inpatient Sample

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(Abstracted from Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2018;24:51–55)

In the United States, more than a third of adults are obese (body mass index ≥30 kg/m2). Obese women undergoing hysterectomies have more wound complications, infections, and operative times compared with nonobese women. There are few national-level data on the impact of obesity on surgical morbidity among women undergoing pelvic reconstructive surgery.

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