Hip fracture risk in patients with cirrhosis: does diabetes mellitus matter? Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.) Nguyen, M. H. 2019


In this article, Dr. Lai discusses the risk of hip fractures in persons with cirrhosis and when diabetes is present, the risk for hip fracture is 2.5 times greater (9.72 vs. 22.3 per 1000 person-years). [1] We agree with the author that the presence of cirrhosis carries risk for many other comorbidities to include bone fractures. [2] In addition, the presence of diabetes in the presence of liver disease is known to hasten liver disease progression so when both are present the risk of having more severe comorbidities would also likely increase. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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