Liver cirrhosis as a risk factor for mortality in a national cohort of patients with bacteremia.

@article{Kang2011LiverCA,
  title={Liver cirrhosis as a risk factor for mortality in a national cohort of patients with bacteremia.},
  author={Cheol In Kang and Jae Hoon Song and Doo Ryeon Chung and Kyong Ran Peck and Joon-Sup Yeom and Hyun Kyun Ki and Jun Seong Son and Jin Seo Lee and Yeon-Sook Kim and S J Jung and Shin-Woo Kim and Hyun Ha Chang and Seong Yeol Ryu and Ki Tae Kwon and Hyuck Lee and Dong Sik Jung and Chisook Moon and Sang Taek Heo and Eu Suk Kim and Ji Young Rhee},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2011},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={336-43}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical features and outcomes of bacteremia in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) and determine whether underlying LC is an independent risk factor for mortality in a population of patients with different underlying diseases. METHODS From the database of nationwide surveillance studies for bacteremia, data regarding bacteremia in patients with LC were analyzed and compared with those in patients with other diseases. RESULTS A total of 195… CONTINUE READING

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