Acute alcohol toxicity and withdrawal in the emergency room and medical admissions unit.
Clin Med. 2015 Oct 5;15(5):486-9
Authors: Morgan MY
Alcohol-related hospital attendances and admissions continue to escalate despite a fall in alcohol consumption levels in the UK population overall. People with alcohol-related problems pose a significant and often disproportionate burden on acute medical services as their management is often complex and challenging. This article focuses on the management of alcohol intoxication, with particular emphasis on aggressive and possibly violent behaviour; alcohol withdrawal; fitting; and the prevention and treatment of Wernicke's encephalopathy.
PMID: 26430192 [PubMed - in process]