Wernicke Encephalopathy in a 15-Year-Old Girl: A Case Wernicke Encephalopathy in a 15-Year-Old Girl: A Case
From the AAN Annual Meeting, Medscape speaks with Dr Ariel Lyons-Warren about a case of Wernicke encephalopathy with an atypical presentation.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

The Medical Emergency Of Otto Warmbier
All that the doctors who treated Cincinnati, Ohio resident Otto Warmbier knew is what they had seen or maybe read in the news. They knew he had just been released on June 13 from imprisonment in North Korea where he had been held by for more than 17 months. He had been sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly removing a propaganda poster from a wall at a Pyongyang hotel where he had been staying. The University of Virginia honors student had been visiting the authoritarian state during a five-day trip with a group called Young Pioneer Tours, which is a group out of China – an important note. Ot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wernicke's encephalopathy following reduced food intake due to depressive disorders - Melchionda D, Martino T, Carapelle E, Lalla A, Cologno D, Avolio C.
Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is an unexpected common neurological disorder caused by thiamine deficiency often due to alcohol abuse, but WE-not alcohol related is also frequent. A prolonged reduction of food intake can cause WE. This condition can arise ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Tox on the Web: deadly cocaine/fentanyl combination, the rising price of naloxone, and more
  Cocaine/Fentanyl Kills 3 in North Carolina: WTVD-ABC Eyewitness News in Raleigh, North Carolina reports that 3 people local Chatham County died over the weekend — and another 6 were taken to hospital — after using cocaine that had been surreptitiously adulterated with fentanyl. This is somewhat unusual, although many deaths in the past have been caused by fentanyl-laced heroin. A similar death occurred recently in Upstate New York. Naloxone Sticker Shock: The New York Times reported that with demand for intranasal naloxone increasing exponentially as take-home programs and use b...
Source: The Poison Review - December 8, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical cocaine fentanyl death. gastric lavage fatality robert hoffman tox on the web Source Type: news

Not enough vitamin B1 can cause brain damage
A deficiency of a single vitamin, B1 (thiamine), can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder called Wernicke encephalopathy. Symptoms can include confusion, hallucinations, loss of muscle coordination and vision problems. Untreated, the condition can lead to irreversible brain damage and death. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Not enough vitamin B1 can cause brain damage
(Loyola University Health System) A deficiency of a single vitamin, B1 (thiamine), can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder called Wernicke encephalopathy. Symptoms can include confusion, hallucinations, coma, loss of muscle coordination and vision problems such as double vision and involuntary eye movements. Untreated, the condition can lead to irreversible brain damage and death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Conscious disturbance after collision injury in a patient on diet: Wernicke's encephalopathy - Wang AY, Chang WT, Chen YF, Hsieh MJ.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news