original article

Vol. 10 No. 1

Factors Associated With Death and Duration of Stay of Cirrhotic Patients Admitted in the Hepato-Gastroenterology Unit of Lomé Campus Teaching Hospital (Togo)

June 2018

— Laté Mawuli Lawson-Ananissoh, Aklesso Bagny, Oumboma Bouglouga, Rafiou El Hadji Yakoubou, Laconi Kaaga and Datouda Redah

Abstract

Background: In Togo, the death rate for cirrhosis was estimated at 33.4%. The purpose of this study was to identify the factors associated with the duration of stay and death of cirrhotic patients hospitalized in the hepato-gastroenterology department.

Patients and method: A retrospective, descriptive and analytical cross-sectional study was conducted from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2014 in the Hepato-gastroenterology unit of the Teaching Hospital of Lomé. In-patient records during the study period for cirrhosis and its complications were included. The probability of survival was determined by the Kaplan-Meier method.

Results: We enrolled 2152 hospitalized cirrhotic patients during the study period, including 1447 men (67.2%) and 705 women (32.8%). The median age was 48 years. There were 567 deceased patients (26.3%). The median duration of stay was 7 days. Death occurred in 64.4% of cases in the first week of hospitalization (p

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