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Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium (Delirium Tremens)

An acute organic mental disorder induced by cessation or reduction in chronic alcohol consumption. Clinical characteristics include CONFUSION; DELUSIONS; vivid HALLUCINATIONS; TREMOR; agitation; insomnia; and signs of autonomic hyperactivity (e.g., elevated blood pressure and heart rate, dilated pupils, and diaphoresis). This condition may occasionally be fatal. It was formerly called delirium tremens. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1175)
Also Known As:
Delirium Tremens; Alcohol Withdrawal Associated Autonomic Hyperactivity; Alcohol Withdrawal-Induced Delirium Tremens; Delirium Tremens, Alcohol Withdrawal Induced; Alcohol Withdrawal Induced Delirium Tremens; Delirium, Alcohol Withdrawal; Hallucinosis, Alcohol Withdrawal; Alcohol Withdrawal Hallucinosis; Autonomic Hyperactivity, Alcohol Withdrawal Associated
Networked: 354 relevant articles (20 outcomes, 20 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Seizures (Seizure)
2. Delirium
3. Wernicke Encephalopathy (Wernicke's Encephalopathy)
4. Brain Edema (Cerebral Edema)
5. Alcoholism (Alcohol Abuse)

Experts

1. Soyka, M: 4 articles (01/2006 - 03/2002)
2. Preuss, U W: 3 articles (01/2006 - 03/2002)
3. Koller, G: 3 articles (01/2006 - 03/2002)
4. Zill, P: 3 articles (01/2006 - 03/2002)
5. Bondy, B: 3 articles (01/2006 - 03/2002)
6. Addolorato, Giovanni: 3 articles (03/2005 - 09/2003)
7. Kane-Gill, Sandra L: 2 articles (01/2015 - 01/2015)
8. Wong, Adrian: 2 articles (01/2015 - 01/2015)
9. Nelson, Lewis S: 2 articles (10/2014 - 03/2007)
10. Chen, Chun-Hsin: 2 articles (10/2014 - 01/2011)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium:
1. BenzodiazepinesIBA
2. Diazepam (Valium)FDA LinkGeneric
3. Chlormethiazole (Clomethiazole)IBA
4. Carbamazepine (Tegretol)FDA LinkGeneric
5. Clonidine (ST 155)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol)IBA
7. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)FDA Link
8. TiaprideIBA
9. Thiamine (Aneurin)FDA Link
10. Barbital (Barbitone)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
3. Artificial Respiration (Mechanical Ventilation)
4. Therapeutics
5. Nursing Care