Alcohol-related cirrhosis worsened during pandemic, remains ‘top public health issue’

CHICAGO — Hospital admissions for alcohol-related cirrhosis jumped from March 2020 to March 2021, with associated increases in costs and mortality, according to study results presented at Digestive Disease Week.“The most striking finding from our study was the more than doubling in hospital admission for alcohol-related cirrhosis during the post-pandemic time period in both men and women,” Dina Halegoua-De Marzio, MD, associate professor of medicine and director of the Jefferson Fatty Liver Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, told Healio. “This wasRead More