Cluster randomised controlled trial of a peer-led lifestyle intervention program: study protocol for the Kerala diabetes prevention program

Sathish Thirunavukkarasu, Emily Williams, Naanki Pasricha, Pilvikki Absetz, Paula Kate Lorgelly, Rory St John Wolfe, Elezebeth Mathews, Zahra Aziz, Kavumpurathu Thankappan, Paul Zev Zimmet, Edwin B Fisher, Robyn Tapp, Bruce Phillip Hollingsworth, Ajay Singh Mahal, Jonathan Edward Shaw, Damien John Jolley, Meena Daivadanam, Brian Federick Oldenburg

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Smoking is not associated with adverse outcomes after concomitant AVR-CABG surgery. Smoking status should not, therefore, preclude these patients from undergoing this procedure. Given the adverse effect of smoking on overall cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and late postoperative mortality, patients should be encouraged to quit smoking.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 23
Number of pages23
JournalBMC Public Health
Issue number1035
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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