Thomas Allen wrote:
> hi jel appearently it was based on a case series of five pts in galway
> in the 1950's
> havent tried to get the paper but might be useful to look it up
> cheers tom
> ps why are you worried?
Thanks. Not worried. Was aware of that one paper, with a small number
and was wondering if there was any more evidence. When I was in the UK
I don't recall it being a huge issue (OK, not in A+E there for quite
some years) as it is here. My thoughts being that the evidence seems
slim- for something that we all do.
Not that it is likely to do much harm though.
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> On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 00:14:48 -0700
> Jel Coward <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi all
>> Just been trying to read a little bit about the need for thiamine
>> prior to glucose to prevent Wernicke's Encephalopathy.
>> Is it standard practice for all patients in A+E in the UK?
>> Regards all
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