Alcohol-related cirrhosis--early abstinence is a key factor in prognosis, even in the most severe cases.

@article{Verrill2009AlcoholrelatedCA,
  title={Alcohol-related cirrhosis--early abstinence is a key factor in prognosis, even in the most severe cases.},
  author={Clare Verrill and Hannah Markham and Alexa H. Templeton and Norman J Carr and Nick Sheron},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2009},
  volume={104 5},
  pages={
          768-74
        }
}
AIMS To determine the effect of pathological severity of cirrhosis on survival in patients with alcohol-related cirrhosis. DESIGN Liver biopsies from 100 patients were scored for Laennec score of severity of cirrhosis, and medical notes were reviewed to determine various clinical factors, including drinking status. Up-to-date mortality data were obtained using the National Health Service Strategic Tracing Service. SETTING Southampton General Hospital between 1 January 1995 and 31 December… CONTINUE READING
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