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Alcohol Withdrawal Scale (AWS) of Wetterling et al

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Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

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Wetterling et al developed the Alcohol Withdrawal Scale (AWS) to evaluate a patient undergoing alcohol withdrawal. This can help to quantitate the severity of the withdrawal syndrome and guide management. The authors are from the University Medical School of Lubeck and Psychiatric Hospital Heiligenhafen in Germany.

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