Gastrointestinal hemorrhage in patients with acute kidney injury: trend analysis | NKF

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Takeaway

  • 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). 

Key results

  • 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...