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Number of hospital contacts with alcohol problems predicts later risk of alcoholic liver cirrhosis

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@article{fcfbb63dc5174683806de161995fd8f1,
title = "Number of hospital contacts with alcohol problems predicts later risk of alcoholic liver cirrhosis",
abstract = "AIMS: Alcoholic liver cirrhosis is usually preceded by years of heavy drinking. We investigated whether the risk of alcoholic liver cirrhosis increases as the number of hospital contacts with alcohol problems goes up.METHODS: This was a supplementary analysis on a nationwide register-based cohort study. All patients in Denmark with an initial hospital contact with alcohol problems (alcohol intoxication, harmful alcohol use or alcohol dependence) 1998-2002, free of liver disease, were followed for diagnosis of alcoholic liver cirrhosis. The number of subsequent hospital contacts with alcohol problems was estimated as a time-dependent variable for each patient.RESULTS: In all, 36,044 hospital patients with an initial hospital contact with alcohol problems were included. These patients had 301,525 subsequent hospital contacts with alcohol problems. Risk of alcoholic liver cirrhosis increased ( p < 0.0001) with number of alcohol hospital contacts in both men and women for up to nine contacts.CONCLUSIONS: The number of prior hospital contacts with alcohol problems might provide clinicians with a helpful metric in deciding whether to offer preventive interventions for alcoholic liver cirrhosis.",
keywords = "Alcoholic Intoxication/therapy, Alcoholism/therapy, Denmark, Female, Hospitals/statistics & numerical data, Humans, Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic/diagnosis, Male, Risk Factors",
author = "Gro Askgaard and Tolstrup, {Janne S} and Kj{\ae}r, {Mette S} and Leon, {David A}",
year = "2019",
month = jun,
doi = "10.1177/1403494818763436",
language = "English",
volume = "47",
pages = "417--419",
journal = "Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement",
issn = "1403-4956",
publisher = "Sage Publications Ltd",
number = "4",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Number of hospital contacts with alcohol problems predicts later risk of alcoholic liver cirrhosis

AU - Askgaard, Gro

AU - Tolstrup, Janne S

AU - Kjær, Mette S

AU - Leon, David A

PY - 2019/6

Y1 - 2019/6

N2 - AIMS: Alcoholic liver cirrhosis is usually preceded by years of heavy drinking. We investigated whether the risk of alcoholic liver cirrhosis increases as the number of hospital contacts with alcohol problems goes up.METHODS: This was a supplementary analysis on a nationwide register-based cohort study. All patients in Denmark with an initial hospital contact with alcohol problems (alcohol intoxication, harmful alcohol use or alcohol dependence) 1998-2002, free of liver disease, were followed for diagnosis of alcoholic liver cirrhosis. The number of subsequent hospital contacts with alcohol problems was estimated as a time-dependent variable for each patient.RESULTS: In all, 36,044 hospital patients with an initial hospital contact with alcohol problems were included. These patients had 301,525 subsequent hospital contacts with alcohol problems. Risk of alcoholic liver cirrhosis increased ( p < 0.0001) with number of alcohol hospital contacts in both men and women for up to nine contacts.CONCLUSIONS: The number of prior hospital contacts with alcohol problems might provide clinicians with a helpful metric in deciding whether to offer preventive interventions for alcoholic liver cirrhosis.

AB - AIMS: Alcoholic liver cirrhosis is usually preceded by years of heavy drinking. We investigated whether the risk of alcoholic liver cirrhosis increases as the number of hospital contacts with alcohol problems goes up.METHODS: This was a supplementary analysis on a nationwide register-based cohort study. All patients in Denmark with an initial hospital contact with alcohol problems (alcohol intoxication, harmful alcohol use or alcohol dependence) 1998-2002, free of liver disease, were followed for diagnosis of alcoholic liver cirrhosis. The number of subsequent hospital contacts with alcohol problems was estimated as a time-dependent variable for each patient.RESULTS: In all, 36,044 hospital patients with an initial hospital contact with alcohol problems were included. These patients had 301,525 subsequent hospital contacts with alcohol problems. Risk of alcoholic liver cirrhosis increased ( p < 0.0001) with number of alcohol hospital contacts in both men and women for up to nine contacts.CONCLUSIONS: The number of prior hospital contacts with alcohol problems might provide clinicians with a helpful metric in deciding whether to offer preventive interventions for alcoholic liver cirrhosis.

KW - Alcoholic Intoxication/therapy

KW - Alcoholism/therapy

KW - Denmark

KW - Female

KW - Hospitals/statistics & numerical data

KW - Humans

KW - Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic/diagnosis

KW - Male

KW - Risk Factors

U2 - 10.1177/1403494818763436

DO - 10.1177/1403494818763436

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 29528775

VL - 47

SP - 417

EP - 419

JO - Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement

JF - Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement

SN - 1403-4956

IS - 4

ER -

ID: 56502756