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Article Dans Une Revue (Article De Synthèse) Journal of Hepatology Année : 2023

Early liver transplantation for severe acute alcohol-related hepatitis after more than a decade of experience.

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In patients with severe acute alcohol-related hepatitis not responding to medical therapy, early liver transplantation (LT) represents the only effective therapy and, when performed within strict and well-defined protocols, it is associated with a clear survival benefit and acceptable rates of return to alcohol use after transplantation. However, there is still high variability in access to LT for patients with severe alcohol-related hepatitis, mainly due to a persistent overemphasis in the pre-LT evaluation on duration of pre-transplant abstinence and the stigma that patients with alcohol-related liver disease often experience, leading to marked inequity of access to this potentially lifesaving procedure and negative health outcomes. Therefore, there is an increasing need for prospective multicentre studies focusing on pre-transplant selection practices and on better interventions to treat alcohol use disorder after LT.

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hal-04523073 , version 1 (27-03-2024)

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Giacomo Germani, Philippe Mathurin, Michael R. Lucey, James Trotter. Early liver transplantation for severe acute alcohol-related hepatitis after more than a decade of experience.. Journal of Hepatology, 2023, Journal of Hepatology, 78, pp.1130-1136. ⟨10.1016/j.jhep.2023.03.007⟩. ⟨hal-04523073⟩

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