Liver transplant survival adversely affected by alcohol relapseA study has found that alcohol relapse adversely affects survival rates after liver transplantation, only after 10 years.

The study results appeared in Liver Transplantation, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS). This journal is published on behalf of the societies by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and is available online via Wiley InterScience.

The study authors said that risk-reducing measures like quitting smoking and abstaining from alcohol must be encouraged in the affected patients.