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Grand Rounds 04/27/16 @ BID-Needham: Dr. Douglas Hsu  

Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in the Hospitalized Patient
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Douglas J. Hsu, MD

Apr 27, 2016

Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in the Hospitalized Patient

      

    Objectives of the Presentation

    Participants should be able to:

    • Appreciate the mechanisms by which chronic alcohol exposure and subsequent cessation lead to alcohol withdrawal.
    • Understand the treatment options for alcohol withdrawal syndrome for hospitalized patients.
        

      Disclosures

      Director of Medical Education and Committee Members have indicated they have no relevant financial interests or relationships to disclose. Faculty has indicated no relevant financial interests or relationships to disclose.

          

        Take-Away Points of the Presentation

        1. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a common disorder that is associated with poor outcomes.

        2. Primary method of treatment is symptom-driven benzodiazepine administration, although the effectiveness may be more limited in the complicated hospitalized patient.

        3. At BIDMC, phenobarbitol has been used successfully in the treatment of severe AWS in the ICU setting.

            

          Responsibility for Content

          The PowerPoint presentation, Take-Away points, Objectives, Disclosures and Abstract links were sent by Medical Library Services and the CME Committee.

          Diane E. Young, Information Specialist

          dyoung3@bidmc.harvard.edu

              

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