Perioperative morbidity and mortality in chronic alcoholic patients

Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2001 May;25(5 Suppl ISBRA):164S-170S. doi: 10.1097/00000374-200105051-00028.


This article represents the proceedings of a symposium at the 2000 ISBRA Meeting in Yokohama, Japan. The chairs were Claudia Spies and Hanne Tønnesen. The presentations were (1) Relevance of alcohol misuse in surgical patients, by Hanne Tønnesen; (2) Diagnosis of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence, by Sven Andreasson; (3) Diagnosis of acute alcohol misuse, by Anders Helander; (4) Preoperative intervention for excessive alcohol consumption, by Kate Conigrave; and (5) Prevention and treatment of perioperative complications in chronic alcoholics, by Claudia Spies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alcoholism / mortality*
  • Alcoholism / surgery
  • Alcoholism / therapy
  • Central Nervous System Depressants / adverse effects
  • Ethanol / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Perioperative Care / mortality*
  • Preoperative Care / methods
  • Substance Withdrawal Syndrome / mortality*
  • Substance Withdrawal Syndrome / therapy
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative / mortality*
  • Temperance


  • Central Nervous System Depressants
  • Ethanol