Peptic ulcer disease in living liver donors: A longitudinal population-based study

S. Y. Lin, C. L. Lin, Y. L. Liu, W. H. Hsu, C. C. Lin, I. K. Wang, Long Bin Jeng, Chia Hung Kao*

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The objective of this nationwide cohort study was to investigate the risk of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) in living liver donors (LDs). A total of 1333 LDs and 5332 matched nondonors were identified during 2003–2011. Hospitalized patients identified as LDs were assigned to the LD cohort, and the non-LD comparison cohort comprised age- and sex-matched nondonors. Cumulative incidences and hazard ratios (HRs) were calculated. The overall incidence of PUD was 1.74-fold higher in the LD cohort than in the non-LD cohort (2.14 vs. 1.48 per 1000 person-years). After adjustment for age, sex, monthly income and comorbidities, we determined that the LD cohort exhibited a higher risk of PUD than did the non-LD cohort (adjusted HR 1.74, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.45–2.09). The incidence of PUD increased with age; the risk of PUD was 2.53-fold higher in patients aged ≥35 years (95% CI 2.14–2.99) than in those aged ≤34 years. LDs with comorbidities of osteopathies, chondropathies and acquired musculoskeletal deformities exhibited a higher risk of PUD (adjusted HR 3.93, 95% CI 2.64–5.86) compared with those without these comorbidities. LDs are associated with an increased risk of PUD after hepatectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2925-2931
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Issue number10
StatePublished - 01 10 2016
Externally publishedYes

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