Estimating alcohol consumption: [review]

Jonathan Chick, Esko Kemppainen

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuKatsausartikkelivertaisarvioitu

Abstrakti

Alcohol use is one of the two main aetiologies of acute pancreatitis. Detection of excessive alcohol consumption is problematic, illustrated by the fact that self-reports of alcohol consumption account for only approximately 50% of the reported sales of alcohol. To improve the reliability, structured questionnaires and various biochemical markers have been developed to estimate alcohol consumption objectively. Further, the pattern of drinking and level of consumption within the past 2 weeks may alter the clinical picture of the acute pancreatitis. The aim of this paper is to remind the clinician of the importance of accurate and complete history, the need to document the actual alcohol consumption, pattern of drinking, clinical signs of alcoholism and to use biochemical tests and sometimes questionnaires. Copyright (c) 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel and IAP.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiPancreatology
Vuosikerta7
Numero2-3
Sivut157-161
Sivumäärä5
ISSN1424-3903
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2007
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä

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