Retrospective Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Oct 28, 2017; 23(40): 7283-7291
Published online Oct 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i40.7283
Figure 1
Figure 1 Patient identification. There were 23185 patients with at least one inpatient claim or two outpatient claims with selected NETs diagnosis (ICD-9-CM: 209.xx; excluding those for MCC) during the study ID period (01/01/2010-12/31/2014) in the development database. After excluding patients who were not newly diagnosed and did not have a NET diagnosis of interest; did not have 2 or more CS diagnosis during study period; did not have a 5-HIAA or blood serotonin test +/-90 days around their first CS diagnosis date (index date); were < 18 years old; did not have CS diagnosis occurring after their first NET diagnosis; could not be matched; or were not continuously enrolled in the 1 year pre-index period, there remained 505 NET patients who met the study inclusion criteria. Out of these, 251 were GI NET patients with CS. GI NETs: Gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors; CS: Carcinoid syndrome; 5-HIAA: 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid.