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Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

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  • 4. These findings suggest that the serotonergic and dopaminergic activity may vary depending on the severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms and the measurement of circadian variations in plasma 5HIAA and HVA levels could possibly be used as a predictor of hardly predictable alcohol withdrawal delirium [6].
  • Duration of alcohol abuse did not account for the observed metabolic changes; severity of delirium tremens, however, correlated significantly with the 5HIAA and to a lesser degree with the HVA level [7].
  • The major field of indication of benzodiazepine therapy is DSM-III anxiety disorders and insomnias but they may be successfully used in the treatment of manic conditions, schizophrenia, delirium tremens, clinical conditions accompanied by anxiety-depression, acute restlessness, neuroleptic-induced acute distonias, and akathisias [8].

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Gene context of Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

  • Polymorphisms in the NMDA subunit 2B are not associated with alcohol dependence and alcohol withdrawal-induced seizures and delirium tremens [22].
  • Previous studies have found an association between the A9 allele (nine-copy repeat) of the dopamine transporter (DAT) gene and two complications of alcohol withdrawal, namely delirium tremens (DT) and alcohol withdrawal seizures (AWS) [23].
  • In eight patients with a history of alcoholism (on average 9 years), cyclic 3',5'-monophosphate (AMP) and cyclic 3',5'-monophosphate (GMP) were determined in CSF in the acute untreated phase of delirium tremens and at 2 weeks later when clinical symptoms had vanished [17].
  • Patients having suffered from delirium tremens or alcohol hallucinosis showed greater Oddball P300 amplitudes than alcoholics with uncomplicated withdrawal syndrome [24].
  • Delirium tremens. Some clinical features. Part I [25].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium


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  10. Efficacy of dexamethasone in benzodiazepine-resistant delirium tremens. Fischer, D.K., Simpson, R.K., Smith, F.A., Mattox, K.L. Lancet (1988) [Pubmed]
  11. Letter: Diazepam or paraldehyde for delirium tremens. Gray, L.W. Ann. Intern. Med. (1975) [Pubmed]
  12. Letter: Diazepam or paraldehyde for delirium tremens. Ruddy, M.C. Ann. Intern. Med. (1975) [Pubmed]
  13. Baclofen use in the treatment of alcohol delirium tremens. Leggio, L., Abenavoli, L., Caputo, F., Gasbarrini, G., Addolorato, G. Arch. Intern. Med. (2005) [Pubmed]
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  16. Management of alcohol withdrawal syndromes. Thompson, W.L. Arch. Intern. Med. (1978) [Pubmed]
  17. Changes in cerebrospinal fluid cyclic nucleotides in alcohol-dependent patients suffering from delirium tremens. Zimmer, R., Cramer, H., Athen, D., Beckmann, H. Biol. Psychiatry (1982) [Pubmed]
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  19. Association of a CB1 cannabinoid receptor gene (CNR1) polymorphism with severe alcohol dependence. Schmidt, L.G., Samochowiec, J., Finckh, U., Fiszer-Piosik, E., Horodnicki, J., Wendel, B., Rommelspacher, H., Hoehe, M.R. Drug and alcohol dependence. (2002) [Pubmed]
  20. Ionotropic glutamate receptor gene GRIK3 SER310ALA functional polymorphism is related to delirium tremens in alcoholics. Preuss, U.W., Zill, P., Koller, G., Bondy, B., Hesselbrock, V., Soyka, M. Pharmacogenomics J. (2006) [Pubmed]
  21. Comparative simultaneous measurement of cerebrospinal fluid 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid and blood serotonin levels in delirium tremens and clozapine-induced delirious reaction. Banki, C.M., Vojnik, M. J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr. (1978) [Pubmed]
  22. Polymorphisms in the NMDA subunit 2B are not associated with alcohol dependence and alcohol withdrawal-induced seizures and delirium tremens. Tadic, A., Dahmen, N., Szegedi, A., Rujescu, D., Giegling, I., Koller, G., Anghelescu, I., Fehr, C., Klawe, C., Preuss, U.W., Sander, T., Toliat, M.R., Singer, P., Bondy, B., Soyka, M. European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience. (2005) [Pubmed]
  23. The A9 allele of the dopamine transporter gene increases the risk of visual hallucinations during alcohol withdrawal in alcohol-dependent women. Limosin, F., Loze, J.Y., Boni, C., Fedeli, L.P., Hamon, M., Rouillon, F., Adès, J., Gorwood, P. Neurosci. Lett. (2004) [Pubmed]
  24. ERP changes in alcoholics with and without alcohol psychosis. Kathmann, N., Soyka, M., Bickel, R., Engel, R.R. Biol. Psychiatry (1996) [Pubmed]
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  27. Differential diagnosis importance of the creatine kinase isoenzyme pattern in delirium tremens. Harm, K., Burchard, J.M., Bartels, E., Klapdor, R. Klin. Wochenschr. (1979) [Pubmed]
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