Liver-Transplant Patients Can Benefit From Screening by an Addiction Specialist

A liver transplant is usually the last-chance remedy for end-stage liver disease. Quality of life and/or survival rates within the first five post-transplant years, independent of the primary reason for the transplant, are similar to those for patients with other types of cirrhosis. Alcohol relapses after liver transplantation are a critical issue and severe alcohol relapse can have dire consequences. This study compares the routine post-transplant evaluation of drinking with one obtained through a specific addiction consultation.

from Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/666056/?sc=c125

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