Bacterial Infections Change Natural History of Cirrhosis Irrespective of Liver Disease Severity

@article{Dionigi2017BacterialIC,
  title={Bacterial Infections Change Natural History of Cirrhosis Irrespective of Liver Disease Severity},
  author={Elena Dionigi and Matteo Garcovich and Mauro Borzio and Gioacchino Leandro and Avik Majumdar and Aikaterini P Tsami and Vasiliki Arvaniti and Davide Roccarina and Massimo Pinzani and Andrew K. Burroughs and James O'Beirne and Emmanuel A Tsochatzis},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2017},
  volume={112},
  pages={588-596}
}
Objectives:We assessed the prognostic significance of infections in relation to current prognostic scores and explored if infection could be considered per se a distinct clinical stage in the natural history of cirrhosis.Methods:We included consecutive patients with cirrhosis admitted to a tertiary referral liver unit for at least 48 h over a 2-year period. Diagnosis of infection was based on positive cultures or strict established criteria. We used competing risk analysis and propensity score… CONTINUE READING
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