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Phenobarbital for Alcohol Withdrawal Masterclass

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  1. Pathophysiology and Assessment of Acute Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
  2. Pathophysiology
  3. Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics of Common Medications
  4. Phenobarbital Pharmacology
  5. Clinical Literature
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Riszel January 14, 2022
  • An estimated 76.3 million people worldwide have alcohol use disorders (AUDs), and these account for 1.8 million deaths each year
  • Greater than 30% of emergency department presentations are alcohol related
  • Severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) more than doubles the length of stay and frequently requires treatment at the ICU
  • A complicated AWS includes epileptic seizures and/or delirium tremens (DT), the occurrence of which may be as high as 15% in AUD patients