Meta-analysis of risk for relapse to substance use after transplantation of the liver or other solid organs.

@article{Dew2008MetaanalysisOR,
  title={Meta-analysis of risk for relapse to substance use after transplantation of the liver or other solid organs.},
  author={Mary Amanda Dew and Andrea F Dimartini and Jennifer L Steel and Annette J De Vito Dabbs and Larissa Myaskovsky and Mark Unruh and Joel B Greenhouse},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={159-72}
}
For patients receiving liver or other organ transplants for diseases associated with substance use, risk for relapse posttransplantation is a prominent clinical concern. However, there is little consensus regarding either the prevalence or risk factors for relapse to alcohol or illicit drug use in these patients. Moreover, the evidence is inconsistent as to whether patients with pretransplantation substance use histories show poorer posttransplantation medical adherence. We conducted a meta… CONTINUE READING
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