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The Royal College of Physicians report on alcohol: guidelines for managing Wernicke's encephalopathy in the accident and Emergency Department.
Alcohol Alcohol 2002 Nov-Dec; 37(6):513-21AA

Abstract

The Royal College of Physicians (London) recently published its latest report on alcohol misuse entitled 'Alcohol - Can the NHS Afford It?'. Part of this document, encompassing our views, has made specific recommendations for the management of patients in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department who may possibly have, or are at risk of developing, Wernicke's encephalopathy. Patients showing evidence of chronic alcohol misuse and suspected of having a poor diet should be treated at the outset with B vitamins intravenously or intramuscularly, especially when the clinical signs are initially masked by drunkenness at presentation to the A&E Department. This commentary offers a review of the scientific foundations on which these recommendations have been made.

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Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7RN, UK.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Guideline
Journal Article
Practice Guideline
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12414541

Citation

Thomson, Allan D., et al. "The Royal College of Physicians Report On Alcohol: Guidelines for Managing Wernicke's Encephalopathy in the Accident and Emergency Department." Alcohol and Alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire), vol. 37, no. 6, 2002, pp. 513-21.
Thomson AD, Cook CC, Touquet R, et al. The Royal College of Physicians report on alcohol: guidelines for managing Wernicke's encephalopathy in the accident and Emergency Department. Alcohol Alcohol. 2002;37(6):513-21.
Thomson, A. D., Cook, C. C., Touquet, R., & Henry, J. A. (2002). The Royal College of Physicians report on alcohol: guidelines for managing Wernicke's encephalopathy in the accident and Emergency Department. Alcohol and Alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire), 37(6), pp. 513-21.
Thomson AD, et al. The Royal College of Physicians Report On Alcohol: Guidelines for Managing Wernicke's Encephalopathy in the Accident and Emergency Department. Alcohol Alcohol. 2002;37(6):513-21. PubMed PMID: 12414541.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The Royal College of Physicians report on alcohol: guidelines for managing Wernicke's encephalopathy in the accident and Emergency Department. AU - Thomson,Allan D, AU - Cook,Christopher C H, AU - Touquet,Robin, AU - Henry,John A, AU - ,, PY - 2002/11/5/pubmed PY - 2003/3/19/medline PY - 2002/11/5/entrez SP - 513 EP - 21 JF - Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire) JO - Alcohol Alcohol. VL - 37 IS - 6 N2 - The Royal College of Physicians (London) recently published its latest report on alcohol misuse entitled 'Alcohol - Can the NHS Afford It?'. Part of this document, encompassing our views, has made specific recommendations for the management of patients in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department who may possibly have, or are at risk of developing, Wernicke's encephalopathy. Patients showing evidence of chronic alcohol misuse and suspected of having a poor diet should be treated at the outset with B vitamins intravenously or intramuscularly, especially when the clinical signs are initially masked by drunkenness at presentation to the A&E Department. This commentary offers a review of the scientific foundations on which these recommendations have been made. SN - 0735-0414 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12414541/full_citation L2 - https://academic.oup.com/alcalc/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/alcalc/37.6.513 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -