Grant recipient

Nina Kimer

Drink out, live longer: Molecular mechanisms of recompensation in alcohol-related liver disease.
Grant amount: DKK 9,285,127

Nina Kimer says: “Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis has immense impact on patient’s health. Only half of patients are alive two years after diagnosis. Treatment of cirrhosis is directed at complications and symptom-relief, and only few trials have explored actual effects of removing the causal factor, the alcohol, on the liver function. In clinical studies we will induce alcohol-cessation and investigate the effects on liver function and the recovery from complications, defined as recompensation. We believe recompensation will improve survival markedly. We will also investigate the effects of alcohol-cessation on the liver function by performing protein, lipid and gene activation analyses on liver cells. The studies may also lead to new discoveries of mechanisms that may heal liver tissue and restore the functions of the liver.”

Nina Kimer is Medical Specialist in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Gastro Unit, Amager-Hvidovre Hospital.

Nina Kimer
Medical Specialist
Gastro Unit, Amager-Hvidovre Hospital