Evidence base: Alcohol-related brain damage

Guidelines and online resources for the management of alcohol-related brain damage

Axial FLAIR images show abnormal high signal intensity in the mammillary bodies (white arrows), periaqueductal area (black arrow) (Author Images)
Axial FLAIR images show abnormal high signal intensity in the mammillary bodies (white arrows), periaqueductal area (black arrow) (Author Images)

Trials

  • Sechi G, Serra A. Wernicke's encephalopathy: new clinical settings and recent advances in diagnosis and management. Lancet Neurol 2007; 6: 442-55.

Guidelines

  • NICE. Alcohol-use disorders: Diagnosis and clinical management of alcohol-related physical complications. CG100. London, NICE, 2010.

Section 4.5 Wernicke's encephalopathy

Key texts

  • McCabe L. Working with People with Alcohol Related Brain Damage. University of Stirling, 2006.

Online

This site aims to bridge the gap between the scientific evidence on alcohol and the wider public by making evidence accessible to health professionals and other interested groups.

This site provides information and articles on a range of topics surrounding alcoholism.

It includes 18 excellent fact sheets for professionals, a search engine and a good list of alcohol-related links.

 

Contributed by Dr Amod Dalvi, clinical lead for liaison old-age psychiatric services, Kent and Medway NHS Partnership Trust, and consultant psychiatrist at Re:Cognition Health
 

 

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