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Alcohol is clearly underestimated as an etiological factor in clinical medicine. A number of acute and chronic medical conditions are related to alcohol consumption, even when there are no signs of alcohol dependence. This article describes a new screening instrument proposed and developed by the WHO, AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test), to be(More)
17 right-handed males volunteered for an experiment that compared task-related patterns of electromyographic (EMG) activation with data from muscle biopsy on proportion of slow-twitch ((ST) aerobic) to fast-twitch ((FT) anaerobic) muscle fibers. The biopsy was taken from the right-leg gastrocnemius muscle after EMG measurement from that area of the leg(More)
The article discusses differences between male and female alcoholics with respect to clinical symptoms and biochemical markers. 89% of our study group of female alcoholics had pathological values on Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) and/or gamma Glutamyl Transferase (GT). 82% of the women reported sleep problems and/or had tobacco-stained fingers. Our findings(More)
This is a retrospective study of alcohol-related admittances to the medical department of Molde District Hospital. All cases with certain diagnoses where alcohol is mentioned as a possible cause were recorded, and compared with a reference group of matched, non-alcohol-related cases. During the period 1980-86, 228 patients were admitted 350 times to the(More)
The joint ILO/WHO/UNDCP collaborative program "Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Problems among Workers and their Families" represents transfer of an innovative model to a culturally diverse group of nations: Egypt, Mexico, Namibia, Poland, and Sri Lanka. The concept is to move from reactive programs-led by alcohol and drug experts, reactive to problem(More)
  • S Fauske
  • Tidsskrift for den Norske lægeforening…
  • 1990
Since 1985 the Hjellestad Clinic, in cooperation with the Norwegian Directorate for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems, has offered five 40 hour courses a year for primary health care workers in order to provide them with the necessary knowledge dealing with drug- and alcohol-related issues in the local community. The focus is on early detection(More)
A substantial amount of resources available to the health services in Norway are spent on alcohol- and drug-related disorders. Physicians play an important role in preventing, diagnosing and treating these disorders. We have reviewed the curricula used at our four Norwegian medical schools for education in this field. The curricula are characterized by lack(More)
Treatment and research efforts at the Hjellestad Clinic are based on a biobehavioural model of the addictions. The treatment program encompasses life-style changes and relapse prevention, and extensive assessment for the purpose of the treatment choices. The clinic is treating nearly 1500 patients a year. Psychological and medical research projects have(More)