A Hippocratic Dilemma: Reducing rates of c-sections and prednisolone vs. pentoxifylline for alcoholic hepatitis.
Amol and Nathan want you to understand the following:
1. A large randomized evaulation of a quality improvement intervention demonstrated a modest but significant reduction in rates of cesarean-section in Quebec.
2. A large double-blind randomized-controlled-trial of over 1100 patients showed that pentoxifylline is not beneficial in the treatment of alcoholic hepatitis and prednisolone may have mild early benefits but does not have long-term benefit.
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