Chelsea Embry

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Alcoholism is a disease that warrants a complete medical workup and vigorous intervention in all age-groups, including the elderly. Increased awareness of the problem, with early diagnosis and treatment, can reduce mortality and morbidity. Alcoholics are at risk for relapse, so physicians should be patient and positive in their approach. Especially in the(More)
Resveratrol has been found to have potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticarcinogenic effects. The safety and efficacy of resveratrol supplementation in older adults are currently unknown. We conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to examine the safety and metabolic outcomes in 32 overweight, older adults (mean age,(More)
Elimination of amitriptyline and/or metabolite after overdoses may be delayed because of impaired metabolism. A case is described where this was possibly related to hepatotoxicity. Metabolite concentrations, including 10-OH-derivatives, were highly elevated. The biological properties and clinical significance of these metabolites merit further study.
Psychiatric management of elderly patients is a challenging task because of the many age-related physiologic changes and medical problems in this population. Thorough patient evaluation is essential to rule out somatic disorders and determine underlying causes. Somatic complaints must be taken seriously, even if a patient is receiving treatment for a(More)
Magnesium deficiency plays an important role in alcohol withdrawal syndromes. Parenteral replacement of magnesium in the form of magnesium sulfate is safe and diminishes the severity of withdrawal symptoms in recently alcohol-abstinent patients. Early diagnosis of withdrawal illness and institution of magnesium replacement therapy decrease the need for(More)
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