medical comorbidity

Research Update

Should Prolonged Abstinence From Alcohol Be Required Before Liver Transplant?

Topics: Alcohol use disorder | alcohol- associated liver disease | consult-liaison | medical comorbidity | transplant surgery

REVIEW OF: Herrick-Reynolds KM et al, JAMA Surg 2021;156(11):1026–1034 STUDY TYPE: Retrospective cohort study Traditionally, patients with alcohol-related liver disease are told that they have to be sober for at least six months before they can have a liver transplant (LT). The theory is that if patients don’t undergo a period of abstinence, t

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