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Randomized, prospective trial of antioxidant supplementation in critically ill surgical patients
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/quer ... 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.
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SCURVY IN INTENSIVE CARE DESPITE VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTATION
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/quer ... s=15029029
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."