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2009-07-23 15:58:15

Too much alcohol often causes trauma, complicates assessment of injury, and interferes with inpatient care. Even though 20 to 37 percent of accident cases in trauma centers are alcohol-related, some trauma patients are reluctant to self report their drinking. A new study has found that testing for alcohol biomarkers "“ particularly blood alcohol levels (BALs) "“ can identify high-risk patients admitted to trauma centers who had denied excessive drinking.Results will be published...

2009-04-23 15:17:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An important genetic study conducted through Mayo Clinic has identified vital new information concerning alcoholism in subjects with European ancestry, according to a recent issue of Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research. Research findings indicate that alcohol dependence is highly inheritable, although specific genes and their variations associated with this illness remain unknown. Animal model studies allow identification of...

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2008-04-02 11:38:25

Reshaping of the DNA scaffolding that supports and controls the expression of genes in the brain may play a major role in the alcohol withdrawal symptoms, particularly anxiety, that make it so difficult for alcoholics to stop using alcohol.The finding is reported by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in the April 2 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.DNA can undergo changes in function without any changes in inheritance or coded...

2007-12-09 06:00:09

By Bennett, W R Murray Wilson, Lawrence G; Roy-Byrne, Peter P Abstract- GHB is an increasingly popular drug of abuse that can be associated in select cases with growing dependence and a severe withdrawal syndrome. While benzodiazepines are recommended for treatment of the withdrawal syndrome, some cases have been described as benzodiazepine-resistant. The authors describe treatment of such a case, which was unsuccessfully treated initially with benzodiazepines, then successfully treated...

2006-08-29 08:25:00

NEW YORK -- For people who are alcohol dependent and need to undergo surgery, injections of alcohol can reduce the withdrawal symptoms, researchers report in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a group of symptoms, including shakiness, hallucinations, and confusion, that occur when a chronic alcohol user abruptly stops drinking. Dr. Ari Halldorsson of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock and colleagues note that the rate of alcohol...