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Inpatient burden of esophageal varices in the United States: analysis of trends in demographics, cost of care, and outcomes

  
@article{ATM28320,
	author = {Shantanu Solanki and Khwaja Fahad Haq and Raja Chandra Chakinala and Zubair Khan and Wilbert S. Aronow and Muhammad Ali Khan and Mohamed Tausif Siddiqui and Khwaja Saad Haq and Shalom Frager and Maryam Alimirah and Christopher Nabors and David J. Samson and Edward Lebovics and David Cary Wolf},
	title = {Inpatient burden of esophageal varices in the United States: analysis of trends in demographics, cost of care, and outcomes},
	journal = {Annals of Translational Medicine},
	volume = {7},
	number = {18},
	year = {2019},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Background: Esophageal variceal bleeding remains a common reason for hospitalization in the United States. The main objective of this study was to analyze demographic variations and outcomes in hospitalizations related to esophageal varices (EV) in the US.
Methods: We performed a retrospective observational cohort study using National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database for all hospitalizations with discharge diagnoses of EV, with and without hemorrhage from 2001 to 2011. 
Results: In 2001, there were 19,167 hospitalizations with discharge diagnoses of EV with and without bleeding compared to 45,578 in 2011 (P},
	issn = {2305-5847},	url = {http://atm.amegroups.com/article/view/28320}
}