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Bradley, Suzanne F (2019) Alcohol use disorder and risk of pneumonia: how much Is too much, how long Is enough, and what else Is involved? JAMA Network Open, 2, (6), e195179. 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.5179.

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In a large multicenter, retrospective cohort study by Gupta et al, no association of alcohol use disorder (AUD) with pneumonia prognosis was found for short-term mortality in hospitalized adults after adjustment for comorbid illnesses and antimicrobial resistance. Alcohol withdrawal, however, was associated with poorer outcomes. Alcohol use remains a significant public health issue. In the United States alone, 70% of persons aged 18 years or older will have consumed some alcohol during the past year, and approximately 90 000 people will die from an alcohol-related cause.....

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