Key clinical point: Women hospitalized with cirrhosis are less likely to die in the hospital than are men.
Major finding: Multivariable analysis showed that women were less likely to die in hospital than are men (odds ratio, 0.86; P less than .001).
Study details: A retrospective analysis of 553,017 patients with cirrhosis from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS).
Disclosures: The study was funded by a National Institute on Aging Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging and a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases National Research Service Award hepatology training grant. The investigators declared no conflicts of interest.
Rubin et al. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2019 Feb 22..
Must Reads in Gastroenterology
Enterovirus in at-risk children associated with later celiac disease, Kahrs CR et al. BMJ. 2019 Feb 13. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l231
Psychological Screening for Youth with Abdominal Pain, Pediatrics; ePub 2018 Jul 25; Cunningham, et al
Mortality Due to Cirrhosis & Liver Cancer in the US, BMJ; ePub 2018 Jul 18; Tapper, Parikh