Liver transplantation for severe alcoholic hepatitis where are we now?

Abstract : Although a minority of patients with alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) meet the rigorous criteria for acceptance, liver transplantation (LT) activity for ALD has continued to increase [1]. Timing of LT for ALD differs among transplant programs, although the selection process is frequently based on the 6-month sober period prior to listing [2]. For severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) patients not responsive to medical therapy, a strict application of a period of sobriety as a policy for transplant eligibility remains controversial as most patients will have died prior to the end of the 6-month sober period. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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Moana Gelu-Simeon, Philippe Mathurin. Liver transplantation for severe alcoholic hepatitis where are we now?. Liver Transplantation Official Publication of the American Association For the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, 2018, 24 (10), pp.1327-1328. ⟨10.1002/lt.25337⟩. ⟨hal-01888876⟩



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