Priority 18 from the Alcohol-related Liver Disease PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Are there any effective treatments for alcohol-related liver disease apart from abstinence from alcohol? (JLA PSP Priority 18)
Overall ranking 18
JLA question ID 0044/18
Explanatory note (including examples of original survey submissions) The issues here are less about the effectiveness of drugs, but focus more on other types of treatment. Underlying many questions is the issue of whether there is any real alternative to abstinence from alcohol. "What intervention is most successful in the prevention of alcohol related liver disease?"     "Are treatments cost effective or is the real aim alcohol abstinence?"     "Treatment seems largely focussed on symptom management    I am interested to hear about developments in gene therapy and other novel approaches to ARLD."

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Oral and Gastrointestinnal
Extra information provided by this PSP
Submitted by 9 Patients, 6 Carers and 25 Professionals
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0044
PSP name Alcohol-related Liver Disease
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 45 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 16 September 2016