Benzodiazepines should still be first-line treatment for alcohol withdrawal

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Benzodiazepines should still be first-line treatment for alcohol withdrawal. / Askgaard, Gro; Pottegård, Anton; Fink-Jensen, Anders.

In: Ugeskrift for laeger, Vol. 179, No. 3, 2017, p. 2-5.

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Askgaard, Gro; Pottegård, Anton; Fink-Jensen, Anders / Benzodiazepines should still be first-line treatment for alcohol withdrawal.

In: Ugeskrift for laeger, Vol. 179, No. 3, 2017, p. 2-5.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewReview

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abstract = "In this review, we summarize the evidence for benzodiazepines and barbiturates as alcohol withdrawal treatment and outline a treatment guideline. A number of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) indicate that benzodiazepine treatment decreases alcohol withdrawal seizures and is safe. For barbiturates, only a few RCTs have been undertaken, and barbiturates were not found to be superior to benzodiazepines. Consequently, we suggest that benzodiazepines should still be first-line treatment for alcohol withdrawal.",
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