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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2010 Aug;28(3):683-705. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2010.03.006.

Twenty per hour: altered mental state due to ethanol abuse and withdrawal.

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Section of Emergency Medicine, Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 820 South Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607, USA. Henry.Pitzele@va.gov

Abstract

This article discusses the physiology and clinical syndromes involved in ethanol absorption, intoxication, and withdrawal, with special emphasis on the evidentiary backing for common treatments, as well as some discussion of the medicolegal sequelae of treatment of ethanol abusers in the emergency department.

PMID:
20709249
DOI:
10.1016/j.emc.2010.03.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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