The objective of this work was to develop practice guidelines for the management of alcoholic liver disease.
A computerized search using the Medline Data Base from 1966 - July 1997 was performed with the search headings ; alcohol, alcoholic hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, liver transplant, diagnosis, epidemiology, human, and English only.
All randomized controlled trials, case-control studies, and meta-analyses were read in depth.
A manual search was also done using references from each retrieved report, review articles, editorials, postgraduate course syllabi, and textbooks.
In the subsequent review, evidence was evaluated using a hierarchical scale with randomized, controlled trials given the most importance.
Abstracts presented at national meetings were included only when unique data were obtained from those studies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Caractérisation, Complication, Cirrhose, Foie, Hépatite, Diagnostic, Traitement, Pronostic, Stratégie, Homme, Toxicomanie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Characterization, Complication, Cirrhosis, Liver, Hepatitis, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prognosis, Strategy, Human, Drug addiction, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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Code Inist : 002B13C03. Création : 31/05/1999.