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Cassidy, Eugene M and O'Sullivan, Iomhar and Bradshaw, Paula and Islam, Tariq and Onovo, Chidozie (2012) Symptom-triggered benzodiazepine therapy for alcohol withdrawal syndrome in the emergency department: a comparison with the standard fixed dose benzodiazepine regimen. Emergency Medicine Journal , 29 , pp. 802-804.

The aim of the study was to compare symptom-triggered and standard benzodiazepine regimens for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome in an emergency department clinical decision unit. The authors found that the symptom-triggered approach reduced cumulative benzodiazepine dose and length of stay.


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