Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome in patients with cancer: a systematic review.

@article{IsenbergGrzeda2016WernickeKorsakoffSI,
  title={Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome in patients with cancer: a systematic review.},
  author={Elie Isenberg-Grzeda and Sudhanshu Rahane and Antonio P. DeRosa and Janet Ellis and Stephen E. Nicolson},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  year={2016},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={e142-e148}
}
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome in patients with cancer is understudied. Much of what is known-that significant under-recognition and delays in treatment exist-comes from studies of alcohol misuse disorders or non-alcohol-related Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome in patients. We investigated the frequency and associated features of cancer-related Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome in the published literature. We included 90 articles reporting on 129 patients. Only 38 (30%) of 128 patients with data available… CONTINUE READING
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