A Population-Based Study of Pyogenic Liver Abscesses in the United States: Incidence, Mortality, and Temporal Trends

  title={A Population-Based Study of Pyogenic Liver Abscesses in the United States: Incidence, Mortality, and Temporal Trends},
  author={Liisa Meddings and Robert P. Myers and James N Hubbard and Abdel Aziz M. Shaheen and Kevin B Laupland and Elijah Dixon and Carla S Coffin and Gilaad G Kaplan},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVES:Few population-based studies have evaluated pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) in North America. We assessed the incidence of PLA and evaluated predictors of mortality.METHODS:We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample to identify all patients with discharges for PLA (ICD-9 572.0) between 1994 and 2005. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed to determine whether mortality was associated with patient and hospital characteristics including comorbidities, interventions, and… CONTINUE READING
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