Prevalence and associated factors of viral hepatitis and transferrin elevations in 5036 patients admitted to the emergency room of a Swiss university hospital: cross-sectional study

@article{Russmann2007PrevalenceAA,
  title={Prevalence and associated factors of viral hepatitis and transferrin elevations in 5036 patients admitted to the emergency room of a Swiss university hospital: cross-sectional study},
  author={Stefan Russmann and Emmilia Assal Dowlatshahi and Gert Printzen and Susanne Habicht and Juerg Reichen and Heinz Zimmermann},
  journal={BMC Gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={5 - 5}
}
BACKGROUND The epidemiology of liver disease in patients admitted to emergency rooms is largely unknown. The current study aimed to measure the prevalence of viral hepatitis B and C infection and pathological laboratory values of liver disease in such a population, and to study factors associated with these measurements. METHODS Cross-sectional study in patients admitted to the emergency room of a university hospital. No formal exclusion criteria. Determination of anti-HBs, anti-HCV… CONTINUE READING
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