Tag: Benzodiazepines

Return Encounters in Emergency Department Patients Treated with Phenobarbital Versus Benzodiazepines for Alcohol Withdrawal

Background: The emergency department is frequently visited by patients suffering from symptomatic alcohol withdrawal, and the traditional management has been dominated by repeated doses of benzodiazepines.1, 2 Phenobarbital has been studied as an alternative or adjunct to benzodiazepines with encouraging …

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Effectiveness of Diazepam Adjunct Therapy in Acute Low Back Pain

Background: Low back pain is an extremely common presentation to US Emergency Departments (EDs) representing 2.4% or 2.7 million visits annually. The vast majority of presentations are benign in etiology but can be time consuming and frustrating for both patients …

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