16. Efficacy and Safety of Pharmacological Interventions for the Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal1

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch16

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) Efficacy and Safety of Pharmacological Interventions for the Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal1, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch16

Author Information

  1. 1

    Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Perugia, Italy

  2. 2

    Outpatient Services – Neurology, Clinical Institutes of Specialisation, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659694

Online ISBN: 9781118454503

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Keywords:

  • efficacy/safety of pharmacological interventions in alcohol withdrawal;
  • pharmacological, whether effective/safe in withdrawal syndrome;
  • Cochrane Reviews, on pharmacological interventions in alcohol withdrawal;
  • alcohol withdrawal seizures/delirium/symptoms by prespecified scales;
  • objectives, safety and acceptability outcome;
  • alcohol-dependent patients, as per appropriate standardised criteria;
  • outcomes, of alcohol withdrawal seizures, adverse events and drop-outs;
  • benzodiazepines, protective against seizures compared to placebo;
  • trial heterogeneity, lacking definite conclusive evidence;
  • studies, for testing alternatives against benzodiazepines

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