Alcohol use disorder links to higher mortality in IBD

Alcohol use disorder links to higher mortality in IBD

Alcohol use disorder correlated with a higher risk for in-hospital mortality among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, according to a presentation at Digestive Disease Week.“It is reported that 54% of patients with Crohn’s disease and 61% of patients with ulcerative colitis identify themselves as active drinkers. Among these IBD patients who are actively drinking, approximately half of them report moderate, heavy or binge drinking,” Mohamed Tausif Siddiqui, MD, Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues wrote. “Despite this, there is very limited literature studying the outcomesRead More

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