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Thiamine status, vitamin supplements and postoperative confusion

Day, J. J., Bayer, Antony James, McMahon, M., Pathy, M. S., Spragg, B. P. and Rowlands, D. C. 1988. Thiamine status, vitamin supplements and postoperative confusion. Age and Ageing 17 (1) , pp. 29-34. 10.1093/ageing/17.1.29

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In a prospective, randomized, controlled study an intravenous vitamin B complex and vitamin C preparation was administered pre- and post-operatively to 28 elderly patients with a fractured proximal femur and compared with 32 nonsupplemented postoperative controls. Vitamin supplementation significantly, though only transiently, improved postoperative thiamine status (/><0.001), but had no influence on mental state or outcome during the postsurgical period. Therefore, the use of parenteral vitamins for postoperative confusion cannot be justified on a routine basis.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0002-0729
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:14

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