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Epidemiology, Evolution, and Long‐Term Survival of Alcoholic Cirrhosis Patients Submitted to Liver Transplantation in Southeastern Spain

Epidemiology, Evolution, and Long‐Term Survival of Alcoholic Cirrhosis Patients Submitted to Liver Transplantation in Southeastern Spain

ConclusionsAC without viral infections is the main indication for LT in southeastern Spain although its frequency has decreased in last decade. AC is a good indication for LT for its high survival rate and few posttransplant complications. Despite having a high percentage of pretransplant complications (ascites and encephalopathy) but does not appear to influence survivals being observed posttrans
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FDA to require strongest warning on some opioid painkillers

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday set broad safety guidelines, including requiring some opioid pain drugs to carry the strongest safety warning, as part of its effort to combat a growing epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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FDA adds new warnings on risk of addiction, overdose and death for prescription opioids

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it will require new warnings about the risk of addiction, abuse, overdose and death for short-acting opioid pain medications, a step toward curbing the epidemic of narcotic use in the United States. The “black box” cautions for immediate-release medications — powerful narcotics intended for use every four […] (Source: Washington Post:
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The Weakest Link: Supermarket Self-Checkout Lanes and Alcohol Sales to Minors.

National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike , Bethesda MD , 20894 USA…
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The Reasons for Heavy Drinking Questionnaire: Factor Structure and Validity in Alcohol-Dependent Adults Involved in Clinical Trials.

CONCLUSIONS: The RHDQ is a promising brief assessment of motivations for heavy alcohol use, particularly in the context of randomized clinical trials. Additional research should address factor structure stability in non-treatment-seeking individuals and the RHDQ’s utility in detecting and accounting for changes in drinking behavior, including in response to intervention.
PMID: 26997195 [PubMed
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