Identification of alcohol abuse and alcoholism with biological parameters

Ronald R Watson, M. E. Mohs, C. Eskelson, R. E. Sampliner, B. Hartmann

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Abstract

The prevalence and incidence of heavy alcohol consumption are major problems which have been increasing in many countries in recent years. It is crucial for physicians to consistently identify early drinking problems as well as the various end disease states in order to minimize suffering and maximize recovery. This paper reviews the evolutionary development of clinical tools for detection of alcohol abuse. The focus is primarily on clinical/biochemical indicators of alcohol abuse, emphasizing but not limited to changes in hematological characteristics, liver enzyme activity, lipids, immune function factors, hormones, neurological factors, and some physically based tests. Use of test combinations and sophisticated statistical analysis of pattern changes in test batteries evidence increased diagnostic efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-385
Number of pages22
JournalAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume10
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1986

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Watson, R. R., Mohs, M. E., Eskelson, C., Sampliner, R. E., & Hartmann, B. (1986). Identification of alcohol abuse and alcoholism with biological parameters. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 10(4), 364-385.

Identification of alcohol abuse and alcoholism with biological parameters. / Watson, Ronald R; Mohs, M. E.; Eskelson, C.; Sampliner, R. E.; Hartmann, B.

In: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1986, p. 364-385.

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Watson, RR, Mohs, ME, Eskelson, C, Sampliner, RE & Hartmann, B 1986, 'Identification of alcohol abuse and alcoholism with biological parameters', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 364-385.
Watson, Ronald R ; Mohs, M. E. ; Eskelson, C. ; Sampliner, R. E. ; Hartmann, B. / Identification of alcohol abuse and alcoholism with biological parameters. In: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 1986 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 364-385.
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