Research Article Review: Lower Body Mass Index

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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
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What were the results of their experimentation?The results of their experimentation was that of the 96 beginning subjects, only 83 had survived by the end. After collecting data on certain factors of patients ( their “age, gender, body weight, height, body mass index (BMI), and daily dose and number of doses of ABPC/SBT” ) before and during the experiment, they examined the changes in the different numbers and concluded that “ a lower BMI was a risk factor for in-hospital patients mortality of elderly patients treated with ABPC/SBT”.

What did these results mean/indicate to the researchers?The results meant and indicated that those will lower body mass index (the non-survivors) did not survive during treatment of ABPC/SBT and hospitalization. Rather it was patients who were on the heftier side of the scale who survived. If there were to continue their study, they would pay extra attention the skinner patients with lower BMI to hopefully prevent them from dying.
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This implication was significant because it helped shed light on the concept of “obesity paradox”. [14] This was crucial because it contradict the theory that being fatter is always bad and cause death, when really under some circumstances, it’s better to be a bit chubbier. Having a higher BMI and thus more weight has always been associated with negatives aspects, such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and eventually death. However, this experiment supports the hypothesis that sometimes being fatter could actually give a person a better chance of surviving when they are of old age,and treated with bacterial infections medications, or have chronic illnesses. People in this age groups may actually suffer from a normal or low body mass as it could lead to death.

Are there any unresolved questions?There are not necessarily unresolved questions, but rather unresolved answers because this study was not entirely holistic. It was limited by its insufficiency to address morbidity or a specific cause of mortality. Rather, it only discussed and examined all-cause mortality. It is important to not have a narrowed research look further out because data and conclusions can change when constructing other and bigger

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