The effect of alcohol consumption on mortality among idiosyncratic drug induced liver injury (IDILI) patients
Severe liver injury (SLI) due to drugs is a frequent cause of catastrophic illness and hospitalization. Due to significant morbidity, mortality, and excess medical care costs, this poses a challenge as a public health problem. The role of associated risk factors like alcohol consumption in contributing to the high mortality remains to be studied. This study was conducted to assess the impact of alcohol use on mortality in IDILI patients, while adjusting for age, gender, race/ethnicity, and education level. The data from this study indicate only a small excess risk of death among IDILI patients using alcohol, but the difference was not statistically significant. The major contribution of this study to the field of public health is that it excludes a large hazard of alcohol consumption on the mortality among idiosyncratic drug induced liver injury (IDILI) patients.
Shukla, Prem C, "The effect of alcohol consumption on mortality among idiosyncratic drug induced liver injury (IDILI) patients" (2003). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI1417345.