Refeedingsyndroom bij alcoholdetoxificatie

Translated title of the contribution: Refeeding syndrome during alcohol detoxification

J J S Rutten, H Post, G H de Weert-van Oene, V J A Buwalda

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Refeeding syndrome (RS) can occur when malnourished patients are reintroduced to carbohydrates. The symptoms are caused by a combination of electrolyte shifts and fluid retention. Symptoms are wide-ranging; some patients may suffer from harmless muscle cramps, others from more severe neurological and cardiological symptoms that can even lead to death. Although alcohol dependence is a risk factor for the development of RS, little attention is being given to this problem in addiction treatment. In this article we report a case of RS that occurred during alcohol detoxification. We also present the results of a pilot study on the incidence of RS during the alcohol detoxification of 12 patients.

Translated title of the contributionRefeeding syndrome during alcohol detoxification
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)494-498
Number of pages5
JournalTijdschrift voor Psychiatrie
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2017


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