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ETOH Withdrawal

Date Last Search Run: Feb 01, 2022
Table last updated: Feb 23, 2022
Data last added: Jan 24, 2022

Recommendation RECOMMENDATION FOR INTERVENTION
STRENGTH OF EVIDENCE FOR INTERVENTION   SUPPORTIVE (Green) NEUTRAL (Yellow) AGAINST (Red) NOT YET GRADED (White)
1 (strong evidence exists)        
2 (fair evidence exists)    
3 (weak evidence exists)      


Interventions

Benzodiazepines
Level Direction Primary Outcome Patient/Process Setting Reference
II Supportive (Green) Control of agitation from acute alcohol withdrawal. Patient ED-MD Levine AR, Thanikonda V, Mueller J, Naut ER. Front-loaded diazepam versus lorazepam for treatment of alcohol withdrawal agitated delirium. Am J Emerg 2021; 44:415–8. Medline
X Not Yet Graded (White) - Lebin JA, Mudan A, Murphy CE 4th, Wang RC, Smollin CG. Return Encounters in Emergency Department Patients Treated with Phenobarbital Versus Benzodiazepines for Alcohol Withdrawal. J Med Toxicol 2022; 18(1):4–10. Medline


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