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Comment on: Clinical and economic consequences associated with hospitalizations for acute idiopathic pericarditis in the United States

      The study "Clinical and economic consequences associated with hospitalizations for acute idiopathic pericarditis in the United States" by Nicholas C. Schwier et al.
      • Schwier NC
      • Tran NT
      • Skrepnek GH.
      Clinical and economic outcomes associated with hospitalizations for acute idiopathic pericarditis in the United States.
      was read with great enthusiasm. Reading this work was interesting, and the author's efforts are worthy of praise. We concur with the finding that acute idiopathic pericarditis (AIP) is linked with considerable inpatient healthcare resource utilization, morbidity, and mortality. In particular, length of stay, charges, inpatient mortality, surgical or medical care problems, and usage of techniques to treat AIP. We also acknowledge that the discharge diagnosis for AIP, including cases with specific comorbidities, the need for pericardiocentesis, pericardiectomy, pericardiotomy, and surgical complications, is associated with remarkably low morbidity, death rates, and healthcare financial strain and that there are disparities in outcomes related to such ethnic backgrounds, inpatient attributes, and instances of the female sex. However, we feel compelled to mention more points that would enhance the quality of this text and expand previous information.
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