Risk factors for alcohol withdrawal delirium in patient with alcohol dependence of Thanyarak Maehongson Hospital


  • W Ukranun Thanyarak Maehongson Hospital


Risk factors, Alcohol dependence(s), Alcohol withdrawal delirium


Background: Alcohol withdrawal delirium is a serious and fatal condition. Understanding the risk factors for this condition can provide appropriate care and prevention. Objective: To determine the risk factors for alcohol withdrawal delirium in alcohol dependents of Thanyarak Maehongson Hospital. Method: This study is a case-control study. The sample consisted of alcohol dependents treated at Thanyarak Maehongson Hospital between October 2016 and September 2018. One hundred alcohol dependents were simply randomized selected and then simply randomized into two groups, one with alcohol withdrawal delirium and the other one without alcohol withdrawal delirium. Results: The 100 patients diagnosed with alcohol dependences were divided into two groups, 50 patients (50%) without alcohol withdrawal delirium and 50 patients (50%) with alcohol withdrawal delirium. The risk factors for alcohol withdrawal delirium are history of other drugs use (Adjusted odd ratio [AOR] = 2.732, 95% CI = 1.118- 6.667), respiratory rate > 20 times per minute (AOR = 4.319, 95% CI = 1.069-17.458), creatinine levels < 0.67 mg/dL (AOR = 4.151, 95% CI = 1.740-9.899), and the SGOT ≥ 150 UL (AOR = 4.573, 95% CI = 1.780-11.752). Conclusion: From this study, it was found that the risk factors for alcohol withdrawal delirium included history of other drugs use, respiration rate at admission, serum creatinine and SGOT enzyme level.


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Ukranun W. Risk factors for alcohol withdrawal delirium in patient with alcohol dependence of Thanyarak Maehongson Hospital. j dept med ser [Internet]. 2019 Dec. 30 [cited 2022 Sep. 26];44(6):39-45. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JDMS/article/view/244793



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