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Survey of the Public’s Perception of Liver Transplant and Alcoholics

Our team is very interested to learn about the public’s perception regarding alcoholism and the availability of liver transplantation. For the past 25 years, most programs have been hesitant to transplant alcoholics because of the concern for drinking after successful transplant. Without getting into the details of survival after transplant for those with alcohol related liver disease, the perception from the general public is that for many, alcoholics should be judged differently than non-alcoholic patients. This survey is a first attempt to better understand the thought process of the non-medically trained public.

Below is the link to our survey. We appreciate your participation.

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Joseph S. Galati, M.D.

Brandi McCall, RN
Nurse Practitioner

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Alcoholic Liver Disease: What You Need to Know-The Basics

Our latest video covers the basic aspects of alcohol related liver disease, and the complications of excessive alcohol intake. In general, there are three areas of concern:

1. The development of alcoholic fatty liver disease

2. The development of acute alcoholic hepatitis

3. Alcoholic cirrhosis

The major point to understanding is that all alcoholic drinks (servings) have about the same amount of alcohol in them. Thus, 1-beer, 1-glass of wine, and 1-serving of spirit (i.e. vodka, rum, gin, etc) all have approximately 10-12 grams of alcohol in them. Alcohol is alcohol, regardless of the volume, color, or taste.

The other key point to remember, is that the amount of alcohol daily is different for men and women. For women, one serving/day is the limit; two for men. Period. Above this, you run the risk of complications.

View our latest video.

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