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Predicted Normal Weight (PNWT) Equation of Duffull et al for an Obese Patient

Purpose:

To calculate the predicted normal weight (PNWT) for an adult using the equations of Duffull et al.

Specialty:

Internal Medicine, Nutrition

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

E66

Description:

Duffull et al developed an equation for predicting "normal weight" (PNWT) for an obese patient. This can be used in place of the actual body weight to more accurately calculate drug dosages and to perform other calculations. The authors are from the University of Queensland, Peter MacCallum Cancer Center and Monash University in Australia.

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