Admission alcohol level: a predictor of the course of alcohol withdrawal.

@article{Vinson1991AdmissionAL,
  title={Admission alcohol level: a predictor of the course of alcohol withdrawal.},
  author={Daniel C. Vinson and Maria Luiza Feitosa Menezes},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  year={1991},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={161-7}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about how to predict the course of alcohol withdrawal. This study explores relationships between alcohol levels at admission to a detoxification unit and the severity and outcome of alcohol withdrawal. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was conducted in two institutions, the Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center (MMMHC) and the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital (HSTMVH), of individuals admitted during 1 year. RESULTS The alcohol levels at admission of the 86… CONTINUE READING