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COVID-19 increases the mortality rates of patients with ALD

Presented By
Dr Yee Hui Yeo, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CA, USA
Presented by
Yee Hui Yeo Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Conference
DDW 2022
Doi
https://doi.org/10.55788/44645678
An analysis of 25,721 patients with alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) including 16,813 patients before and 11,625 during the pandemic, showed a staggering rise in 60-day and 90-day mortality rates during the pandemic. This was especially pronounced in younger patients and men. Stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to excessive alcohol use, which can be further aggravated by isolation-related boredom, shifted medical resources, and limited access to mental health care. Hence, a proper analysis of whether the COVID-19 pandemic has had any effect on the rates of patients with ALD is a crucial aspect of further health planning. In the analysis conducted by Dr Yee Hui Yeo (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CA, USA), Dr Biyao Zou and Dr Mindie H. Nguyen (Stanford University, CA, USA), a total of 25,721 patients with ALD admitted to the emergency department or as an inpatient, including 16,813 patients before and 11,625 during the pandemic, were ...


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