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Patients being treated for alcohol withdrawal often need adjunctive management of a variety of medical conditions. A physical examination should be performed with particular emphasis placed on assessing for cardiac conditions such as arrhythmia or heart failure, liver disease, pancreatic disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, infections, or neurological impairment. Vital signs should be stabilized while electrolyte and nutritional disturbances are corrected.

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TABLE 9–6. Relative indications for outpatient alcohol detoxification

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