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The Prognostic Factors of Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy PMC

Jugular venous distention, peripheral edema, and hepatomegaly are evidence of elevated right heart pressures and right ventricular dysfunction. Physical examination findings in alcoholic cardiomyopathy (AC) are not unique compared with findings in dilated cardiomyopathy from other causes. Elevated systemic blood pressure may reflect excessive intake of alcohol, but not AC per se. Acetaldehyde is a […]

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Alcoholic Neuropathy

PN is damage to one or more peripheral nerves, leading to sensory, motor, and autonomic dysfunction. The prevalence of PN ranges from 2.4% to 8% per 100,000 individuals worldwide. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy and the US Food and Drug Administration estimate that 20 million people in the US experience PN. Alcohol-induced peripheral neuropathy (PN)

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12-Step Interventions and Mutual Support Programs for Substance Use Disorders: An Overview PMC

Twelve-Step programs are often incorporated into rehab treatment settings. In fact, 65% of facilities use 12-Step facilitation as one of their therapy offerings.1 Some facilities may also offer 12-Step mutual support groups. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these

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