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April 2004
Gut;Apr2004, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p613
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The article presents some abstracts related to the "International Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology." Further information on the abstracts can be obtained from the web site www.gutjnl.com. The article "Steriod Therapy in Alcoholic Hepatitis: When enough is enough," states that without treatment, 50 percent of patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis will die within two months. Although the efficacy of corticosteroid therapy in reducing mortality from alcoholic hepatitis has been demonstrated in some randomised placebo controlled trial, meta analyses have drawn conflicting conclusion. Therefore early identification of those who would not benefit from steroid therapy would be clinically helpful.


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