Palliative treatment of thiamine-related encephalopathy (Wernicke's encephalopathy) in cancer: A case series and review of the literature Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Neoplasms
  • Palliative Care
  • Thiamine
  • Thiamine Deficiency
  • Wernicke Encephalopathy

abstract

  • This report adds to the list of cancer types in which TRE/Wernicke's encephalopathy has been reported. It supports the use of higher doses of thiamine than are typically recommended in North America. Improvement following treatment allowed patients to engage with family and treatment teams prior to death.

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4982657

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/S1478951514001163

PubMed ID

  • 25339378

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1241

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 13

number

  • 5