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Update on the Neurobiology of Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures PMC

Blood pressure, pulse, and alcohol breath analysis should be obtained whenever possible. The assessment should also include a validated measure of withdrawal symptom severity, ideally with the same instrument as the initial assessment. After an initial generalized seizure resulting from alcohol withdrawal, a single dose of IV lorazepam prevented seizure recurrence in the ED. [31] […]

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Effects of Alcohol on the Cardiovascular System

Acute can be defined as large volume acute consumption of alcohol promotes myocardial inflammation leading to increased troponin concentration in serum, tachyarrhythmias including atrial fibrillation and rarely ventricular fibrillation. While these tests will not diagnose alcoholic cardiomyopathy, they will help assess the status of organ function. The damaged heart muscles (myocardium) allow blood to remain […]

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Alcohol-related deaths increasing in the United States National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAAA

The “One Week No Booze Method” recently went viral on TikTok and participants are challenged to stop drinking for one week each month. This method adds up to three months a year without alcohol, it could be an option for people who want to continue taking manageable breaks from alcohol beyond Dry January. Women, for […]