TITLE

Antioxidants in acute pancreatitis

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, C. D.
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Gut;Oct2007, Vol. 56 Issue 10, p1344
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the efficiency of antioxidant supplements for the treatment or prevention of organ failure in predicted severe acute pancreatitis. It has been explained that oxygen-derived free radicals are produced when a period of intracellular anaerobic respiration is followed by re-oxygenation. These extremely reactive radicals combine with a large number of different protein and lipid molecules causing tissue damage and cell injury.
ACCESSION #
27148457

 

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