Faculty Paul Sacco and Michelle Tuten and PhD students Hochheimer and Moreland along with colleagues published a new paper “Insights Into the Experience of Liver Transplant Recipients With Alcoholic Liver Disease: A Descriptive Qualitative Study” in Transplantation Direct.
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) due to alcohol use disorder (AUD) is the primary cause of liver transplantation (LT) in the United States. Studies have found that LT recipients experience a range of physical and emotional difficulties posttransplantation including return to alcohol use, depression, and anxiety. The aim of this study is to better understand the experiences of LT recipients with ALD because they recovered posttransplant to inform the development of a patient-centered intervention to assist patients during recovery.
More details can be found at: https://journals.lww.com/transplantationdirect/Abstract/online_now/Insights_Into_the_Experience_of_Liver_Transplant.99567.aspx
Hochheimer, M., Moreland, M. L., Tuten, M., LaMattina, J., Connelly, M., & Sacco, P. (2019). Insights Into the Experience of Liver Transplant Recipients With Alcoholic Liver Disease: A Descriptive Qualitative Study. Transplantation Direct, Online Now. doi:10.1097/txd.0000000000000951