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dc.contributor.advisorGarcia-Diaz, Fernandoen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWakeman, Sarah E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHerman, Grace E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-04T19:31:49Z
dc.date.available2019-12-04T19:31:49Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/38670
dc.description.abstractAlcohol-related Liver Disease (ALD) represents almost half of all deaths attributable to liver disease (LD) in the US. Despite the large proportion of deaths from ALD, however, only 1.4% of all liver transplants were for patients with ALD. ALD presents a range of medical and ethical concerns for those who drive the policy and practices of liver transplantation (LT). While, historically, stringent eligibility criteria for LT precluded many with ALD from receiving a transplant, more recent research suggests such criteria may be misguided. The following review compares LT outcomes between ALD and non-ALD recipients and finds that LT recipients with ALD have equal, if not better, survival rates than those with non-ALD. The findings of this review suggest a need for revisiting transplant criteria for patients with ALD to ensure parity.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectMedicineen_US
dc.subjectAddictionen_US
dc.subjectAlcohol related liver diseaseen_US
dc.subjectAlcohol use disorderen_US
dc.subjectLiveren_US
dc.subjectSubstance use disorderen_US
dc.subjectTransplanten_US
dc.titleA comparison of post-transplantation mortality of liver recipients with and without alcohol use disorderen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2019-10-10T01:03:06Z
etd.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineMedical Sciencesen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US
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