Antioxidants in acute pancreatitis

Johnson, C. D.
October 2007
Gut;Oct2007, Vol. 56 Issue 10, p1344
Academic Journal
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.


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