Managing alcoholic liver disease

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Abstract

Alcoholic liver disease continues to be a significant cause of liver-related morbidity and mortality throughout the world. A number of diagnostic and prognostic models have been developed in the management of this condition, although specific roles for liver biopsy still remain particularly in the setting of alcoholic hepatitis. Despite a large number of recent treatment trials, the ideal pharmacotherapy approach remains undefined. Most essential is the supportive care and focus on abstinence and nutrition. Owing in part to a great deal of attention from governmental funding sources, a number of new treatment approaches are undergoing rigorous evaluation, hopefully providing future treatment options in this very severe condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-219
Number of pages8
JournalClinical and Molecular Hepatology
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Alcoholic hepatitis
  • Corticosteroids
  • Liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Molecular Biology

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