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Hospitalizations for patients with chronic liver disease and substance abuse disorder have increased, compared with patients who did not have a substance abuse disorder, leading to greater mortality, according to a study led by Archita P. Desai, MD, of Indiana University and published in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology. The main diagnosis for patients with comorbid hospitalizations was alcohol use disorder, but that decreased over time as other drug abuse disorders increased. Read the study.
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