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SUGGESTIONS FOR CLINICAL CARE

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(Suggestions are based on Level III and IV evidence) • A combination of waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) is recommended for the clinical assessment of overweight and obesity. 1 Consideration of differential risk according to ethnicity should be undertaken. • Obesity (BMI> 30 kg/m 2) should be considered a relative contraindication to donation. • Potential donors who are obese should be very carefully assessed for risk factors associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) (i.e. impaired glucose tolerance, hypertension, proteinuria). The presence of obesity and a second risk factor should be considered as a contraindication to donation. • Age of the donor should be taken into consideration in determining donor suitability as obesity precedes th

Year: 2013
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