The critical condition of patients admitted to the ICU is associated with worsening oxidative stress.
The critical condition of patients admitted to the ICU is associated with worsening oxidative stress, according to a medical journal article. "A major finding of the study was that administration of antioxidant vitamins at between 66% and 100% of RDA can reduce the risk for oxidative stress by 94%..." "...dietary enteral supplementation with vitamins C and E for 10 days prevented lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress in critical care patients and significantly influenced their clinical outcome at 28 days." "Greater depletion of antioxidants has been related to a greater severity of trauma, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, or sepsis." full article is available at: http://ccforum.com/content/10/5/R146