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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: M. Khurram Afzal, MD [2]

Overview

Effective measures for the primary prevention of alcoholic liver disease include screening and counseling for alcohol abuse disorder. Physicians must have a low threshold for screening as many patients would not be comfortable about discussing their alcohol dependence.

Primary Prevention

Effective measures for the primary prevention of alcoholic liver disease include:[1][2]


References

  1. "apps.who.int" (PDF).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Willenbring ML, Massey SH, Gardner MB (2009). "Helping patients who drink too much: an evidence-based guide for primary care clinicians". Am Fam Physician. 80 (1): 44–50. PMID 19621845.
  3. Bradley KA, DeBenedetti AF, Volk RJ, Williams EC, Frank D, Kivlahan DR (2007). "AUDIT-C as a brief screen for alcohol misuse in primary care". Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res. 31 (7): 1208–17. doi:10.1111/j.1530-0277.2007.00403.x. PMID 17451397.



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