Recommended treatments for alcoholic hepatitis fail to keep patients alive.
Newcastle expert calls for urgent research into treatment of alcoholic hepatitis.
Leading North East experts are calling for urgent research into the treatment of alcoholic hepatitis as a major study reveals the only drugs used to treat the illness are not effective.
In a major trial of more than 1,000 patients, prednisolone and pentoxifylline, the key treatments recommended in international guidelines, did not achieve a statistically significant reduction in mortality rates after 28 days, 90 days or even a year.
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