Gastroenterology

Early rehabilitation reduces alcohol-related hepatitis readmission, mortality




Early alcohol rehabilitation reduced 30-day readmission, alcohol relapse and mortality among patients hospitalized for alcohol-related hepatitis, according to data published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
“In patients surviving an [alcohol-related hepatitis] admission, preventing alcohol relapse is crucial because long-term survival is dependent on abstinence rather than severity of liver disease,” Thoetchai B. Peeraphatdit, MD, from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Minnesota, and colleagues wrote. “Thus, it is important to prevent alcohol relapse after

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