Alcohol withdrawal prevention: a randomized evaluation of lorazepam and ethanol--a pilot study.

@article{Fullwood2013AlcoholWP,
  title={Alcohol withdrawal prevention: a randomized evaluation of lorazepam and ethanol--a pilot study.},
  author={Joyce E Fullwood and Zhila Mostaghimi and Christopher B. Granger and Jeffrey B. Washam and Wanda Bride and Yanfang Zhao and Bradi B. Granger},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={398-406}
}
BACKGROUND Alcohol withdrawal syndrome, characterized by confusion, agitation, and hallucinations, decreases the safety of patients with acute myocardial infarction. Unexpected hospitalization and sudden cessation of alcohol consumption may increase in-hospital complications and length of stay and even precipitate death. PURPOSE To perform a randomized evaluation of lorazepam and ethanol/lorazepam to evaluate the safety and efficacy of these 2 strategies for preventing alcohol withdrawal… CONTINUE READING
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