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The Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA-A) for Patients in Alcohol Withdrawal

Specialty:

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

Objective:

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Description:

The Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA) score provides an accurate characterization of the severity of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome. It can be used to help determine the need for pharmacologic intervention with benzodiazepines or other medications.

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