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Continuing Medical Education Questions: December 2022

Bushyhead, Daniel W. MD

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The American Journal of Gastroenterology 117(12):p 1909, December 2022. | DOI: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000002067
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After this activity, the participant will be able to evaluate indications for early liver transplantation for severe alcohol-associated hepatitis.


A 55-year-old man with a history of alcohol use disorder is admitted to the hospital for severe alcohol-associated hepatitis. He has a history of ascites and continues to drink alcohol. Based on this study, what is his expected 3-year survival following early liver transplant?

  • A. 26%
  • B. 48%
  • C. 78%
  • D. 100%

2. Based on this article, what risk factor was associated with increased post-transplant mortality in patients treated with early liver transplant for severe alcohol-associated hepatitis?

  • A. Sobriety from alcohol post-transplant
  • B. White race/ethnicity
  • C. Psychiatric medication prescription
  • D. First (as compared to prior) decompensation

3. Which of the following is NOT an example of liver decompensation?

  • A. Ascites
  • B. Bleeding esophageal varices
  • C. Hepatic encephalopathy
  • D. Hyponatremia

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