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Heavy drinking did not worsen clinical outcomes from drug-induced liver injury

 

Key clinical point: Heavy alcohol consumption was not associated with worse outcomes of drug-induced liver toxicity.

Major finding: Proportions of patients with liver-related deaths and liver transplantation were statistically similar regardless of alcohol consumption history (P = .18).

Study details: Prospective study of 1,198 individuals with probable drug-induced liver injury.

Disclosures: Funders included the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Dakhoul had no conflicts. One coinvestigator disclosed ties to numerous pharmaceutical companies.

Source: Dakhoul L et al. Clin Gastro Hepatol. 2018 Jan 3. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.12.036.


 

FROM CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY


Funders included the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Dakhoul had no conflicts of interest. On coinvestigator disclosed ties to numerous pharmaceutical companies.

SOURCE: Dakhoul L et al. Clin Gastro Hepatol. 2018 Jan 3. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.12.036.

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