Pentoxifylline versus prednisolone for severe alcoholic hepatitis: a randomized controlled trial.

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AIM To compare the efficacy of pentoxifylline and prednisolone in the treatment of severe alcoholic hepatitis, and to evaluate the role of different liver function scores in predicting prognosis. METHODS Sixty-eight patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis (Maddrey score > or = 32) received pentoxifylline (n = 34, group I) or prednisolone (n = 34, group… (More)

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@article{De2009PentoxifyllineVP, title={Pentoxifylline versus prednisolone for severe alcoholic hepatitis: a randomized controlled trial.}, author={Binay Krishna De and Subhabrata Gangopadhyay and Deep Dutta and Sumanta Das Baksi and Adyapad Pani and Pramit Ghosh}, journal={World journal of gastroenterology}, year={2009}, volume={15 13}, pages={1613-9} }