A retrospective review and assessment of benzodiazepines in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal in hospitalized patients.

@article{Hoey1994ARR,
  title={A retrospective review and assessment of benzodiazepines in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal in hospitalized patients.},
  author={Liz Hoey and Alain Nahum and Kyle Vance-Bryan},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy},
  year={1994},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={572-8}
}
Little information has been published concerning differences among the benzodiazepines in treating hospitalized patients with severe symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. We attempted to determine the length and type of hospital stay, and the pattern and appropriateness of administration, dosage requirements, and costs associated with benzodiazepines in patients undergoing alcohol withdrawal. A 1-year retrospective analysis was performed for 57 hospitalized patients. Appropriate therapy was defined… CONTINUE READING

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