Nationwide increase in hospitalizations and hepatitis C among inpatients with cirrhosis and sequelae of portal hypertension.

@article{Nguyen2007NationwideII,
  title={Nationwide increase in hospitalizations and hepatitis C among inpatients with cirrhosis and sequelae of portal hypertension.},
  author={Geoffrey C Nguyen and Dorry L Segev and Paul Joseph Thuluvath},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={5 9},
  pages={1092-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Advanced liver disease and complications of portal hypertension are common indications for hospitalization. Our objectives were to characterize longitudinal trends in incidence, characteristics, and outcomes of patients hospitalized with complications of portal hypertension using a nationally representative data set. METHODS Admissions for complications of portal hypertension (hepatic encephalopathy, ascites, or variceal bleed) were identified from the Nationwide Inpatient… CONTINUE READING

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