Managing Alcohol Withdrawal in the Elderly

@article{Kraemer1999ManagingAW,
  title={Managing Alcohol Withdrawal in the Elderly},
  author={Kevin L Kraemer and Joseph Conigliaro and Richard Saitz},
  journal={Drugs \& Aging},
  year={1999},
  volume={14},
  pages={409-425}
}
The alcohol withdrawal syndrome is common in elderly individuals who are alcohol dependent and who decrease or stop their alcohol intake. While there have been few clinical studies to directly support or refute the hypothesis that withdrawal symptom severity, delirium and seizures increase with advancing age, several observational studies suggest that adverse functional and cognitive complications during alcohol withdrawal do occur more frequently in elderly patients. Most elderly patients with… Expand
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