Cirrhotics with variceal hemorrhage: the importance of the time interval between admission and the start of analysis for survival and rebleeding rates.

@article{Burroughs1989CirrhoticsWV,
  title={Cirrhotics with variceal hemorrhage: the importance of the time interval between admission and the start of analysis for survival and rebleeding rates.},
  author={Andrew K. Burroughs and Guerrino Mezzanotte and Ann M. Phillips and Paul A. McCormick and N Mcintyre},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1989},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={801-7}
}
The importance of variable time of entry for analysis of survival following variceal bleeding has recently been disputed. In a study of 194 cirrhotic patients with bleeding esophageal varices in whom 2-day mortality was 3%, statistically significant differences in both survival and rebleeding rates were obtained by shifting the starting point for analysis of survival by 2 weeks following admission to hospital or by 5 days for the analysis of rebleeding. In addition, the curve of hazard function… CONTINUE READING