Blood alcohol concentration for monitoring ethanol treatment to prevent alcohol withdrawal in the intensive care unit

@article{Eggers2002BloodAC,
  title={Blood alcohol concentration for monitoring ethanol treatment to prevent alcohol withdrawal in the intensive care unit},
  author={Verena Eggers and Joke Tio and Tim Neumann and Fritz Pragst and Christian M{\"u}ller and Lutz Schmidt and Wolfgang J. Kox and Claudia D Spies},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={28},
  pages={1475-1482}
}
Abstract Objective. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) is a serious complication during postoperative treatment in chronic alcoholics. Despite prophylactic treatment, AWS occurs in at least 25% of these patients after elective surgery. An established protocol for the prevention of AWS is ethanol administration. The aim of this study was to evaluate possible differences in ethanol dose and levels between successfully treated patients and those who developed AWS. Design. Prospective, observational… CONTINUE READING

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