Liver transplantation in alcoholic patients: impact of an alcohol addiction unit within a liver transplant center

Giovanni Addolorato, Giovanni Battista Gasbarrini, Salvatore Agnes, Antonio Gasbarrini, Antonio Mirijello, Lorenzo Leggio, Anna Ferrulli, Cristina D'Angelo, Gabriele Angelo Vassallo, Raffaele Landolfi, Anthony Cossari, Fabio Caputo

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Abstract

Many concerns about liver transplantation in alcoholic patients are related to the risk of alcohol recidivism. Starting from 2002, an Alcohol Addiction Unit (AAU) was formed within the liver transplant center for the management of alcoholic patients affected by end-stage liver disease and included in the waiting list for transplantation. We evaluated retrospectively the impact of the AAU on alcohol recidivism after transplantation. The relationship between alcohol recidivism and the duration of alcohol abstinence before transplant was evaluated as well.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1601-1608
Number of pages8
JournalALCOHOLISM
Volume37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Alcohol Addiction Unit
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Alcohol Recidivism
  • Alcoholism
  • Orthotopic Liver Transplantation

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