Treating delirium tremens


Recently the New England Journal published a review article about delirium tremens which is somewhat misguided (see a scathing critique by The Poison Review).  The article focused on traditional benzodiazepine therapy, overlooking recent evidence about phenobarbital.  This post will explore how phenobarbital might fit into the treatment regimen for delirium tremens.


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