Clonidine in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal in the intensive care unit

Ip Yam, P C, Forbes, A and Kox, W J (1992) Clonidine in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal in the intensive care unit. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 68 (1). pp. 106-8. ISSN 0007-0912

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Abstract

We present two cases of patients with a past history of alcohol abuse admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for treatment of respiratory problems, after multiple trauma and after sub-total colectomy, respectively. In both patients, features of alcohol withdrawal were prominent after sedation had been discontinued. Both were treated successfully with an infusion of clonidine.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: acute disease,aged,clonidine,colectomy,critical care,ethanol,humans,male,middle aged,multiple trauma,respiration, artificial,substance withdrawal syndrome,surgical wound dehiscence
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Gastroenterology and Gut Biology
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Nutrition
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2014 11:46
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 09:53
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/49528
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