Quantification of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome in 487 alcoholic patients.

@article{Benzer1990QuantificationOT,
  title={Quantification of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome in 487 alcoholic patients.},
  author={D G Benzer},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={1990},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={117-23}
}
  • D G Benzer
  • Published 1990 in Journal of substance abuse treatment
While the alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) is frequently encountered in a number of medical settings, its clinical management is inconsistent. Appropriate management of the AWS can be enhanced by objectively quantifying principal symptoms. The modified or Milwaukee Selective Severity Assessment (MSSA) measures 10 symptoms of the AWS, providing clinicians with a quantitative indication of the syndrome's severity. The MSSA was administered to 487 successively admitted alcoholics entering an… CONTINUE READING