Improvement in cognitive functioning of alcoholics following orthotopic liver transplantation.

@article{Arria1991ImprovementIC,
  title={Improvement in cognitive functioning of alcoholics following orthotopic liver transplantation.},
  author={Amelia M. Arria and Ralph E. Tarter and Thomas E. Starzl and David H. van Thiel},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={1991},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={956-62}
}
Cognitive functioning in alcoholic cirrhotics before and 1 year following orthotopic liver transplantation was compared with age- and sex-matched normal subjects. The alcoholic group improved significantly following transplantation on tests measuring psychomotor, visuopractic and abstracting abilities whereas the performance of normal controls remained virtually unchanged. In contrast, memory capacity in alcoholics with cirrhosis did not statistically improve following successful… CONTINUE READING

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