Vitamins C & E Cut ICU Deaths in Half

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Vitamins C & E Cut ICU Deaths in Half

Post Number:#1  Post by ofonorow » Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:33 am

A reasonable individual would think that every Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in every hospital in the USA would begin administering Vitamins C and E to their critically ill patients on the basis of the following clinical study.

You would be wrong.

Randomized, prospective trial of antioxidant supplementation in critically ill surgical patients ... s=12454520

abstract wrote:RESULTS: Five hundred ninety-five patients were enrolled and analyzed, 91% of whom were victims of trauma. The relative risk of pulmonary morbidity was 0.81 (95% confidence interval 0.60-1.1) in patients receiving antioxidant supplementation.

Multiple organ failure was significantly less likely to occur in patients receiving antioxidants than in patients receiving standard care, with a relative risk of 0.43 (95% confidence interval 0.19-0.96).

Patients randomized to antioxidant supplementation also had a shorter duration of mechanical ventilation and length of ICU stay.

The early administration of antioxidant supplementation using alpha-tocopherol and ascorbic acid reduces the incidence of organ failure and shortens Intensive Care Unit (ICU) length of stay in this cohort of critically ill surgical patients.

The following report is intended to advise ICU doctors of the possibility of

abstract wrote:"Despite daily administration of 130mg/day of vitamin C since his admission, his ascorbic acid blood levels had collapsed. Administration of 1g/day relieved the symptoms within four weeks."
Owen R. Fonorow, Orthomolecular Naturopath

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