Alcohol relapse after liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease: does it matter?

@article{Pageaux2003AlcoholRA,
  title={Alcohol relapse after liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease: does it matter?},
  author={G-P Pageaux and Michael Bismuth and Pascal Perney and Val{\'e}rie Costes and Bertrand L. Jaber and Pascal Possoz and Jennifer Fabre and F. Casaus Navarro and Pierre Blanc and Jacques Domergue and J. -J. Eledjam and Dominique Jean Larrey},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={
          629-34
        }
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to distinguish the types of alcohol consumption after liver transplantation (LT) for alcoholic cirrhosis and to assess the consequences of heavy drinking. METHODS Patients transplanted for alcoholic cirrhosis were studied. Alcoholic relapse diagnosis was based upon patient's and family members' reports, liver enzyme tests, graft biopsy, and use of urine alcohol test. RESULTS One hundred twenty-eight patients were studied, with a mean follow-up of 53… CONTINUE READING
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