Acute Thiamine Deficiency & Refeeding Syndrome will be organized at Lecturer Theatre 1 (3.05), International Medical University, 126, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19, Bukit Jalil on 10th May 2016 (Tuesday).
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Thiamine is the cofactor of pyruvate dehydrogenase which is important in the metabolism of glucose. It is a water-soluble vitamin. Diet-deficient of thiamine could be a cause of thiamine deficiency. Supplementation of thiamine is important to prevent the refeeding syndrome. Refeeding syndrome is a potential life-threatening condition that happens in the feeding of severe malnourished patients. Introduction of glucose in feeding for malnourished patients stimulates the secretion of insulin and then metabolism of glucose for energy production in the presence of pyruvate dehydrogenase. Deficiency of thiamine in the glucose metabolism disturbs the process and leads to an accumulation of serum lactate.
Our speaker for this talk is Mr Lim Kien Ping. He is a Total Parenteral Nutrition Pharmacist in Hospital Kuala Lumpur. He obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) from University of Malaya and his obtained his Master of Clinical Pharmacy from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.