All About Alcohol Poisoning

All About Alcohol Poisoning Alcohol poisoning is a serious medical emergency due to the overconsumption of alcohol that can result in death. Overconsumption of alcohol affects many systems in the body. The liver, which works to eliminate toxins from the body, is not able to keep up with the high amount being ingested. In turn, the central nervous system becomes so depressed to the point that it cannot perform its normal, essential functions such as beating the heart and breathing. There are many factors that can determine whether or not an individual could suffer from alcohol poisoning, such as: Rate of alcohol consumption Tolerance and dependency levels Height and weight Overall health Amount of food eaten that day Amount of alcohol in drinks and type of alcohol consumed Combining alcohol with other substances Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning The symptoms of alcohol poisoning are similar to the symptoms of extreme intoxication; however, they are more severe and should be taken very seriously. The symptoms of alcohol poisoning include: Confusion Vomiting Seizures Slowed breathing (less than eight breaths a minute) A pause of more than 10 seconds between breaths Blue-tinged skin or pale skin Low body temperature Unconsciousness and can’t be awakened Poor coordination Very slow heartbeat What Can Happen? Alcohol poisoning is fatal due to a depression of the nervous system. A depression of the nervous system can result in death in the following ways: Choking on vomit Sto...
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Conclusion: Abstinence from alcohol following AC/AH diagnosis was achieved in 39% of patients. Abstinence was not related to increased survival for alcoholic liver disease patients at one-year, which might partly indicate that this might be a marker that some patients were 'too sick to drink'. AC and AH patients who survived one year and remained abstinent had a favorable long-term prognosis. PMID: 32233877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2020Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 106Author(s): Yanhong Yang, Mengyang Yang, Qianling Shi, Tiancheng Wang, Min Jiang
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Sumida Y, Yoneda M, Ogawa Y, Yoneda M, Okanoue T, Nakajima A Abstract Introduction: There is an unmet medical need for an effective anti-fibrotic treatment for NASH with advanced fibrosis.Areas covered: The authors review the current and novel agents for the treatment of NASH with fibrosis. They also consider the potential future strategies of combination therapies.Expert opinion: Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist (obeticholic acid [OCA]) significantly ameliorated hepatic fibrosis in NASH stage 2/3 fibrosis in an interim analysis of phase 3 trial. Because OCA has several drawbacks such as itching and elev...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
I am addicted to Facebook these days. Like everyone else, I am glued to social media, riveted by the drama unfolding around me.   I read from the perspective of a primary care doctor in Seattle, the site of the first case of COVID-19 in the country. My friends and family send me regular thanks for […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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Demand has exploded for rubbing alcohol and alcohol swabs, used as disinfectants against the coronavirus. People with diabetes who rely on the products for infection control have been left scrambling.Kaiser Health News
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news
IV esketamine is as safe and effective as ketamine for patients with treatment-resistant depression, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
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Authors: Ghazali R, Mehta KJ, Bligh SA, Tewfik I, Clemens D, Patel VB Abstract BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common cause of liver disease worldwide and is a growing epidemic. A high ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids in the diet has been implicated in the development of NAFLD. However, the inflicted cellular pathology remains unknown. A high ratio may promote lipogenic pathways and contribute to reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated damage, perhaps leading to mitochondrial dysfunction. Therefore, these parameters were investigated to understand their contribution to N...
Source: World Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: World J Hepatol Source Type: research
George SelginA few days ago, in response to the Fed's March 23rd announcement that it planned to help smaller businesses through a new Main Street Lending Program, I postedan essay here about the Fed's 13(b) business-lending program —a New Deal arrangement that had the same aims. Among other things, I pointed out that, thanks in part to that program's painstaking, slow, and highly selective application approval process, it ultimately made little difference to the businesses it was supposed to help. Yet until World War II came along, it still managed to lose plenty of money, by yielding a net return ofminus3 percent.S...
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E-cigarettes (vapes) first made headlines due to skyrocketing sales and popularity. Then reports of serious illnesses and deaths related to vaping tobacco and other substances began mounting in summer 2019. By mid-February 2020, the CDC reported more than 2,800 cases of lung injuries requiring hospitalization across all 50 states, and 68 deaths. EVALI, as this illness is now called, continues to generate questions, although emergency department visits related to vaping have been declining. Why did vaping injuries, and even deaths, seem to occur so suddenly, even though e-cigarettes have been in use for years? Why is EVALI ...
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Authors: Song Y, Shen X, Mu X, Mao N, Wang B Abstract Introduction: The present study aims to explore the characteristics and differences of the ReHo, ALFF and fALFF of brain in the resting state of depression and first-degree relatives, in order to identify candidate central prodromal biomarkers of depression.Method: Three groups of medication-free patients (39-59 years old) was involved in this study, including the patients with major depression disorder (MDD group, n = 15), healthy volunteers with first-degree relatives with MDD (first-degree relatives group, n = 15), healthy v...
Source: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract Source Type: research
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