Malnutrition linked with increased mortality, infections in alcoholic hepatitis

Malnutrition correlated with increased hospital mortality and infections in patients with alcoholic hepatitis, according to a presenter at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience.“This suggests there is a malnutrition-induced immune dysfunction that globally affect all infectious outcomes in patients with alcoholic hepatitis,” David U. Lee, MD, from the department of gastroenterology and hepatology at Tufts Medical Center, said during his presentation.Lee and colleagues identified 89,315 patients with alcoholic hepatitis from the 2011-2017 National Inpatient Sample; 10,132 of whomRead More

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