Most gastroenterologists and hepatologists felt that the key barriers to palliative care for patients with end-stage liver disease included perception of palliative care and unrealistic expectations about prognosis, according to results of a recent survey.
“Unfortunately, ESLD is a terminal condition for many patients, who either die while awaiting a liver transplant or are deemed ineligible for liver transplantation,” Nneka N. Ufere, MD, from the Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote. “The significant morbidity and mortality associated with ESLD makes the

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