Ten years of hospital admissions for liver cirrhosis in Portugal

M.J. Silva, M.V. Rosa, P.J. Nogueira, F. Calinas

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Abstract

Background and aims More data on epidemiology of liver diseases in Europe are needed. We aimed to characterize hospital admissions for liver cirrhosis in Portugal during the past decade. Patients and methods We analyzed all hospital admissions for cirrhosis in Portugal Mainland between 2003 and 2012 registered in the national Diagnosis-Related Group database. Cirrhosis was classified according to etiology considering alcohol, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Results Between 2003 and 2012, there were 63 910 admissions for cirrhosis in Portugal Mainland; 74.4% involved male patients. Etiologies of admitted cirrhosis were as follows: 76.0% alcoholic, 1.1% hepatitis B, 1.4% hepatitis B plus alcohol, 3.6% hepatitis C, and 4.0% hepatitis C plus alcohol. There was a significant decline (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1320-1326
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal Of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Volume27
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

Keywords

  • Admissions
  • Discharges
  • Hospitalizations
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Portugal
  • adult
  • age distribution
  • alcohol liver cirrhosis
  • Article
  • ascites
  • bacterial peritonitis
  • diagnosis related group
  • esophagus varices bleeding
  • female
  • hepatic encephalopathy
  • hepatitis B
  • hepatitis C
  • hepatorenal syndrome
  • hospital admission
  • human
  • liver cell carcinoma
  • liver cirrhosis
  • major clinical study
  • male
  • medical record review
  • middle aged
  • mortality
  • prevalence
  • priority journal
  • prognosis
  • alcoholism
  • chronic hepatitis C
  • complication
  • Esophageal and Gastric Varices
  • gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • hospital mortality
  • hospitalization
  • liver tumor
  • sex difference
  • statistics and numerical data
  • virology
  • Alcoholism
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy
  • Hepatitis B, Chronic
  • Hepatitis C, Chronic
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hospital Mortality
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Neoplasms
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sex Factors

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