Increasing co-morbidities in chronic hepatitis B patients: experience in primary care and referral practices during 2000-2015. Clinical and translational gastroenterology Liu, A. n., Le, A. n., Zhang, J. n., Wong, C. n., Wong, C. n., Henry, L. n., Nguyen, M. H. 2018; 9 (3): 141


Data on liver and non-liver co-morbidities in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients are limited. This study analyzes the prevalence of co-morbidities in a multicenter CHB cohort evaluated over 15 years.This study included 2734 consecutive adult American CHB patients from a university medical center and several community primary care clinics. Data were analyzed by time periods (patients in each time period were unique without overlapping): 2000-2005 (n?=?885), 2006-2010 (n?=?888), and 2011-2015 (n?=?961). Patients were identified via electronic query using diagnosis code with data confirmed and extracted via individual chart review. Most patients were male (57.9%) and Asian (89.6%).Mean age increased significantly from 43.3?±?13.4 years during 2000-2005 to 49.1?±?14.4 during 2011-2015 (p?

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