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Korsakoff Syndrome (Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome) Summary

Description: An acquired cognitive disorder characterized by inattentiveness and the inability to form short term memories. This disorder is frequently associated with chronic ALCOHOLISM; but it may also result from dietary deficiencies; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; NEOPLASMS; CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS; ENCEPHALITIS; EPILEPSY; and other conditions. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1139)

Also Known As: Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome; Syndrome, Korsakoff; Syndrome, Wernicke-Korsakoff; Korsakoff Psychoses; Psychoses, Korsakoff Show All >>

Networked: 126 relevant articles (4 outcomes, 6 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Korsakoff Syndrome

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Thiamine (Aneurin) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 57 results : FDA 6
  2. Memantine (Namenda) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : FDA 12
  3. Transketolase : 2 studies in 12 results : IBA
  4. Thiamine Pyrophosphate : 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  5. Enzymes : 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  6. Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex (Dehydrogenase Complex, Pyruvate) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  7. Ketoglutarate Dehydrogenase Complex (Oxoglutarate Dehydrogenase) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  8. Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) : 1 study in 1 result : FDA 38 Generic
  9. Clonidine (ST 155) : 1 study in 1 result : FDA 55 Generic
  10. Pyrithiamine : 9 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Korsakoff Syndrome

  1. Dementia (Dementias)
  2. Confusion (Bewilderment)
  3. Ophthalmoplegia (External Ophthalmoplegia)
  4. Alcoholism (Alcohol Abuse)
  5. Thiamine Deficiency
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Key Therapies for Korsakoff Syndrome

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  1. Intravenous Infusions : 1 outcome in 1 result
  2. Gastrectomy : 1 study in 5 results
  3. Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass) : 3 results
  4. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 2 results
  5. Bariatric Surgery : 1 result
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