Healio Gastroenterology May 31st 2022
Alcohol-related deaths have climbed steadily over the past two decades, and with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol-associated disease and mortality rates have continued to soar.
“It is clear that there has been an increase in hospitalizations for alcohol-associated hepatitis, at least at large tertiary centers,” Douglas Simonetto, MD, associate professor of medicine and director of gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship program at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, said, noting an increase in alcohol-associated hepatitis particularly among young adults and women in his practice. “There are a few studies already published showing this trend, and we are seeing the same here in Rochester.”
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