alexa Intravenous n-acetylcysteine, ascorbic acid and selenium-based anti-oxidant therapy in severe acute pancreatitis.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Pancreatic Disorders & Therapy

Author(s): Virlos IT, Mason J, Schofield D, McCloy RF, Eddleston JM,

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Abstract BACKGROUND: To observe outcome in a cohort of patients with severe acute pancreatitis receiving multiple anti-oxidant therapy. METHODS: An observational study was carried out in 46 consecutive patients with acute pancreatitis fulfilling current Atlanta consensus criteria for severe disease. All patients received multiple anti-oxidant therapy based on intravenous selenium, N-acetylcysteine and ascorbic acid plus beta-carotene and alpha-tocopherol delivered via nasogastric tube. Principal outcomes were the effect of anti-oxidant supplementation on anti-oxidant levels, morbidity and mortality in patients on anti-oxidant therapy, case-control analysis of observed survival compared to predicted survival derived from logistic organ dysfunction score (LODS), logistic regression analysis of factors influencing outcome and side effect profile of anti-oxidant therapy. RESULTS: Paired baseline and post-supplementation data were available for 25 patients and revealed that anti-oxidant supplementation restored vitamin C (P = 0.003) and selenium (P = 0.028) toward normal. In univariate survival analysis, patient survival to discharge was best predicted by admission APACHE-II score with relative risk of death increasing 12.6\% for each unit increase (95\% CI 6.0\% to 19.6\%). The mean LODS calculated on admission to hospital was 3.7 (standard error of the mean 4.1) giving a predicted mortality for the cohort of 21\%. The observed in-hospital mortality was 43\%. CONCLUSIONS: Case-control analyses do not appear to demonstrate any benefit from the multiple anti-oxidant combination of selenium, N-acetylcysteine and ascorbic acid in severe acute pancreatitis.
This article was published in Scand J Gastroenterol and referenced in Pancreatic Disorders & Therapy

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