Gastrointestinal hemorrhage in patients with acute kidney injury: trend analysis | NKF
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Although the numbers of discharges increased, the total number of discharges not receiving dialysis (HD) showed a significant rise over the study period.
Why this matters
Limited epidemiological data exist on the annual number of hospitalizations, demographic variation, cost of care, and outcomes for gastrointestinal hemorrhage (GI) in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI).
There were 19,393,811 hospitalizations with AKI.
1,424,692 (7.35%) received HD (group 1), whereas 17,969,111 (92.65%) did not receive HD (group 2).
Although numbers of discharges for both groups increased, total number of discharges not receiving HD showed a significant rise over the study period (P<.0001).
GI hemorrhage was a discharge diagnosis in 75,735 (5.32%) of g...