Elena Sudjian

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Tube and intravenous feedings

I. Problem/Challenge. Clinical Nutrition is a dynamic field which is constantly evolving. As a result, hospitalists are faced with an array of challenges. Several advances in tube feeding (TF) recently have come to practice including devices to assist with blind feeding tube placement (industrial magnets and bedside visualization system CORTRAK®). Newer applications for TF are…

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

I. What every physician needs to know. Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) is a neuro-psychiatric manifestation of thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency, also known as “wet brain” or alcoholic encephalopathy. It is generally agreed that Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE) and Korsakoff’s psychosis are different stages of the same disorder. WE is an acute severe thiamine deficiency with a classic…

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