For citation purposes: DeMuro JP. Alcohol withdrawal syndromes in the critically ill. OA Alcohol 2013 Feb 01;1(1):1.

Critical review


Alcohol withdrawal syndromes in the critically ill

JP DeMuro,

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(1) Winthrop University Hospital, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma & Critical Care, Mineola, New York

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Alcohol abuse continues to be a global problem. Here the four stages and pathogenesis of alcohol withdrawal syndrome are reviewed. The pharmacotherapy of the patient includes benzodiazepines, propofol, barbituates, dexmedetomidine, beta-blockers and phenothiazines. The author’s pharmacological protocol for alcohol withdrawal syndrome is included.

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