Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (2017) 137:1181–1186 DOI 10.1007/s00402-017-2742-7 O R TH OPA E DIC S URGE RY The impact of hepatitis C virus infection on 90-day outcomes following major orthopaedic surgery: a propensity-matched analysis 1 1 1 • • • Ritam Chowdhury Muhammad Ali Chaudhary Daniel J. Sturgeon 1 2 3 1 • • • • Wei Jiang Allan L. Yau Tracey P. Koehlmoos Adil H. Haider Andrew J. Schoenfeld Received: 17 February 2017 / Published online: 3 July 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract complications and readmission. A propensity score was Introduction The impact of hepatitis C virus (HCV) used to balance the cohorts with logistic regression tech- infection on outcomes following major orthopaedic inter- niques employed to determine the inﬂuence of HCV ventions, such as joint arthroplasty or spine surgery, has infection on post-operative outcomes. not been effectively studied in the past. Most prior studies Results The propensity-matched cohort consisted of 2262 are impaired by small samples, limited surveillance for patients (1131 with and without HCV). Following logistic adverse events, or the potential for selection bias to con- regression, patients with HCV were found to have found results. In this context, we sought to evaluate the increased
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 3, 2017
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