Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136810
Title:
The alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
Authors:
McKeon, A; Frye, M A; Delanty, Norman
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurosciences, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. mckeon.andrew@mayo.edu
Citation:
The alcohol withdrawal syndrome. 2008, 79 (8):854-62 J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.
Journal:
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
Issue Date:
Aug-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136810
DOI:
10.1136/jnnp.2007.128322
PubMed ID:
17986499
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17986499
Abstract:
The alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) is a common management problem in hospital practice for neurologists, psychiatrists and general physicians alike. Although some patients have mild symptoms and may even be managed in the outpatient setting, others have more severe symptoms or a history of adverse outcomes that requires close inpatient supervision and benzodiazepine therapy. Many patients with AWS have multiple management issues (withdrawal symptoms, delirium tremens, the Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, seizures, depression, polysubstance abuse, electrolyte disturbances and liver disease), which requires a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach. Although AWS may be complex, careful evaluation and available treatments should ensure safe detoxification for most patients.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium; Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures; Algorithms; Anticonvulsants; Benzodiazepines; Combined Modality Therapy; Comorbidity; Cooperative Behavior; Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry); Ethanol; Humans; Korsakoff Syndrome; Liver Diseases, Alcoholic; Mass Screening; Mental Disorders; Patient Care Team; Thiamine Deficiency; Wernicke Encephalopathy
ISSN:
1468-330X

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcKeon, Aen
dc.contributor.authorFrye, M Aen
dc.contributor.authorDelanty, Normanen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-25T08:38:58Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-25T08:38:58Z-
dc.date.issued2008-08-
dc.identifier.citationThe alcohol withdrawal syndrome. 2008, 79 (8):854-62 J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.en
dc.identifier.issn1468-330X-
dc.identifier.pmid17986499-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/jnnp.2007.128322-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/136810-
dc.description.abstractThe alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) is a common management problem in hospital practice for neurologists, psychiatrists and general physicians alike. Although some patients have mild symptoms and may even be managed in the outpatient setting, others have more severe symptoms or a history of adverse outcomes that requires close inpatient supervision and benzodiazepine therapy. Many patients with AWS have multiple management issues (withdrawal symptoms, delirium tremens, the Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, seizures, depression, polysubstance abuse, electrolyte disturbances and liver disease), which requires a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach. Although AWS may be complex, careful evaluation and available treatments should ensure safe detoxification for most patients.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17986499en
dc.subject.meshAlcohol Withdrawal Delirium-
dc.subject.meshAlcohol Withdrawal Seizures-
dc.subject.meshAlgorithms-
dc.subject.meshAnticonvulsants-
dc.subject.meshBenzodiazepines-
dc.subject.meshCombined Modality Therapy-
dc.subject.meshComorbidity-
dc.subject.meshCooperative Behavior-
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry)-
dc.subject.meshEthanol-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshKorsakoff Syndrome-
dc.subject.meshLiver Diseases, Alcoholic-
dc.subject.meshMass Screening-
dc.subject.meshMental Disorders-
dc.subject.meshPatient Care Team-
dc.subject.meshThiamine Deficiency-
dc.subject.meshWernicke Encephalopathy-
dc.titleThe alcohol withdrawal syndrome.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Neurology and Clinical Neurosciences, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. mckeon.andrew@mayo.eduen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatryen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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