Lower Body Mass Index Is A Risk Factor For Hospital Mortality Of Elderly Japanese Patients Treated With Ampicillin /

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Article Review Link: http://www.medsci.org/v13p0749.pdf
Title: The title of the article I am reviewing is “Lower Body Mass Index is a Risk Factor for In-Hospital Mortality of Elderly Japanese Patients Treated with Ampicillin /sulbactam”

Abstract: Main objective and results of the article review: not specific (Consists of objectives, methods, results, and conclusion)
This scientific journal articles delves into the relationship between patients hospitalized with bacterial infections and their body mass index (BMI), which is a weight to height ratio used to determine whether a person is underweight, in the normal range, or overweight. Aside from having a control group and stated hypothesis in the beginning, the experiment conducted was like any other. The main objective of this experiment was to determine possible linkages between the elderly patients and mortality. The goal was to find any risk factors. After experimenting and studying 96 elderly Japanese patients for 8 months, the researchers concluded that the primary risk factor for death was low body mass index. While many factors can lead to death, the data collected indicates that all of the non-survivors shared one similarity: lower BMIs than those of the survivors.

Who conducted the research? The Japanese research team who conducted this research consisted of were Makoto Miura, Akiko Kuwahara, Akinori Tomozawa, Naoki Amae, Motohiro Yamamori, Kaori Kadoyama, and Toshiyuki Sakaeda. While science…

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