Elles Zwart

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OBJECTIVES Korsakoff's syndrome (KS) is a chronic disorder caused by thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency and alcoholism. The disorder is characterized by severe amnesia and often compared with dementia. The purpose of this study was to compare the quality of life between patients with KS and patients with dementia from the same nursing homes. DESIGN(More)
The aim of the study is to evaluate the effects of red blood cell (RBC) transfusions on pulmonary parameters in critically ill, non-bleeding patients. Retrospective chart analysis was performed on critically ill patients without overt bleeding in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a university hospital. In 83 patients in a 5-month period, who had received at(More)
We present a descriptive, retrospective study of initial symptoms, comorbidity, and alcohol withdrawal in 73 alcoholic patients with subsequent Korsakoff syndrome. In 25/73 (35%) of the patients the classic triad of Wernicke's encephalopathy with ocular symptoms, ataxia and confusion, was found. In at least 6/35 (17%) of the initial deliria (95% confidence(More)
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