Adjunct Ketamine Use in the Management of Severe Ethanol Withdrawal

Nearly 10% of hospital admissions are complicated by ethanol withdrawal, and approximately a third of those develop severe withdrawal (1). Severe withdrawal prolongs hospital length of stay and adds significant cost. Efforts to advance the management of these critically ill patients can potentially improve both medical care and cost efficiency.

Crit Care Med. 2018 Aug;46(8):e768-e771. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003204