December 7th 2021 – New Accepted Study: Thiamine Supplementation in Patients With Alcohol Use Disorder Presenting With Acute Critical Illness: A Nationwide Retrospective Observational Study

Thiamine deficiency can cause irreversible brain damage if left untreated. Alcohol use is the most common risk factor of thiamine deficiency. Thiamine supplementation, the mainstay of treatment of thiamine deficiency, is safe, effective, and recommended by different scientific organizations while caring for patients with alcohol use. Despite that, thiamine supplementation is underutilized. We describe the incidence of thiamine supplementation in patients with alcohol use disorder admitted to ICU using the Cerner Database, a nationally representative dataset. We found that almost half such patients did not receive even a single dose of thiamine. Read more about this in our article published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Here is the link to the study