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BET 3: Chlordiazepoxide, the management of alcohol withdrawal and the kindling effect
  1. Charlene Pius, Foundation House Officer,
  2. Margaret Maloba, Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  1. Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan, UK

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Report by: Charlene Pius, Foundation House Officer

Search checked by: Margaret Maloba, Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Institution: Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan, UK

A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether repeated administration of chlordiazepoxide for the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal actually promotes further fits (the kindling effect). A total of 155 papers were found using the reported searches, of which two presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of …

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