EM1117F "Alcoholic Hepatitis: To Transplant or Not to Transplant, That is the Question" (IM GR-111717)

The purpose of this presentation is to briefly outline the burden of alcoholic liver disease and to specifically discuss the entity of alcoholic hepatitis as distinct from alcoholic cirrhosis. I will outline treatment modalities for alcoholic hepatitis and the debate surrounding liver transplantation for alcoholic hepatitis. I will also outline some of the ethical issues which arise when patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis are considered for liver transplantation.

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the burden of alcoholic liver disease worldwide and in the USA.
  • Recognize and screen for alcohol use disorders.
  • Describe the clinical presentation of alcoholic hepatitis.
  • Be familiar with the controversies around liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease including alcoholic hepatitis.
  • Understand the ethical considerations of transplantation for patients with alcoholic liver disease.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Ethics
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Photo: Arjmand Mufti, M.D.Arjmand Mufti, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases

Dr. Mufti received his medical degree from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ in the UK. He graduated with honors and received his initial medical training at Kings College Hospital in London and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). After completing a Research Fellowship at the University of Michigan, he moved to the University of Chicago, where he subsequently completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology fellowships. During his residency, he was elected to membership of the AOA Honor Medical Society. He is currently a transplant hepatologist at UT Southwestern and his main research interest is acute on chronic liver failure.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Ethics


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