Thiamine for Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome in people at risk from alcohol abuse.

@article{Day2004ThiamineFW,
  title={Thiamine for Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome in people at risk from alcohol abuse.},
  author={Edward Day and Peter Bentham and Rhiannon Callaghan and Tarun Kuruvilla and Sanju George},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={CD004033}
}
BACKGROUND Autopsy studies suggest that Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS) is not a rare disorder, particularly in individuals who abuse alcohol. Thiamine has been established as the treatment of choice for over 50 years, but there is uncertainty about appropriate dosage and duration. Current practice guidelines are based on case reports and clinical experience. OBJECTIVES To determine the quality of evidence for the efficacy of thiamine in preventing and treating the manifestations of WKS as… CONTINUE READING

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