Alcohol misuse during COVID-19 may contribute to increased need for liver transplants

Alcohol misuse during COVID-19 may contribute to increased need for liver transplants

Waiting list registrations and deceased donor liver transplantations for alcoholic hepatitis increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with earlier trends, according to data published in JAMA Network Open.“Alcohol consumption has substantially increased during the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the impact on the already increasing burden of alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) is unknown,” Maia S. Anderson, MD, and colleagues at the University of Michigan wrote. “We examined national changes in waiting list registration and liver transplantation for ALDRead More

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