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Risk Factors of Aasheim for Thiamine Deficiency and Wernicke's Encephalopathy Following Surgery

Purpose:

To identify a surgical patient who may be at risk for thiamine deficiency and Wernicke's encephalopathy.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

E51

Description:

Aasheim listed risk factors for Wernicke's encephalopathy in a patient undergoing bariatric surgery. Many of these risk factors apply to any surgical patient. The author is from the University of Oslo in Norway.

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