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The Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Scale (CIWA-B)

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

The Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Scale, also called the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment - Benzodiazepines (CIWA-B), is a clinical score for assessing benzodiazepine withdrawal. It was designed to be objective, sensitive and reliable, and it is able to distinguish withdrawal from prewithdrawal. It can be used to evaluate new benzodiazepines, with significant changes in the score following administration for more than 3 weeks a potential predictor of dependence risk.

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