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Crit Care Clin. 2016 Oct;32(4):539-46. doi: 10.1016/j.ccc.2016.06.003. Epub 2016 Aug 2.

Vitamin C in Burn Resuscitation.

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1
United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, 3698 Chambers Pass, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA; Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA. Electronic address: Julie.a.rizzo.mil@mail.mil.
2
United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, 3698 Chambers Pass, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA.
3
United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, 3698 Chambers Pass, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA; Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA.
4
JM Still Burn Center at Doctor's Hospital, 3651 Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA 30909, USA.

Abstract

The inflammatory state after burn injury is characterized by an increase in capillary permeability that results in protein and fluid leakage into the interstitial space, increasing resuscitative requirements. Although the mechanisms underlying increased capillary permeability are complex, damage from reactive oxygen species plays a major role and has been successfully attenuated with antioxidant therapy in several disease processes. However, the utility of antioxidants in burn treatment remains unclear. Vitamin C is a promising antioxidant candidate that has been examined in burn resuscitation studies and shows efficacy in reducing the fluid requirements in the acute phase after burn injury.

KEYWORDS:

Ascorbic acid; Burn; Free radical; Reactive oxygen species; Vitamin C

PMID:
27600125
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccc.2016.06.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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