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Title: The role of antioxidant micronutrients in the rate of recovery of burn patients: a systematic review
Authors: Adjepong, Mary
Agbenorku, Pius
Brown, Patricia
Oduro, Ibok
Keywords: Ascorbic acid
Carotenoids
Tocopherol
Infection
Recovery,
Micronutrients
Burn
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Burns & Trauma
Citation: Burns & Trauma (2016) 4:18 DOI 10.1186/s41038-016-0044-x
Abstract: Burn injury can be detrimental to the health of individuals, meanwhile victims lose proteins and micronutrients in wound exudates. Victims also experience extensive protein catabolism. These make them prone to malnutrition. Burn patients also suffer a lot of emotional trauma that reduce nutrient intake. The aim of this paper was to review primary evidence on the effect of antioxidant micronutrients on the recovery rate of burn patients. Electronic databases such as PubMed, BioMed, and Cochrane were systematically searched between January 1, 2014, and January 30, 2014. Keywords include vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, ascorbic acid, zinc, copper, selenium, tocopherol, carotenoids, dietary intake, supplementation, wound healing, infection, recovery rate, and burn patients. The systematic search was done to retrieve all published data from 1990 to 2013. A total of 518 journal articles were obtained, and after the removal of duplicates, reviews, commentaries, and studies with non-human subjects, 11 papers were accepted for review. The review considered only papers that were published, and there might be some unpublished data that may have been omitted. Generally, the wound healing time and infection rates were reduced by the administration of the antioxidant micronutrients. The review revealed that there was no such published work in developing countries and children were excluded from most studies. It was also stated clearly that there was no uniformity in burn management; hence, there is a need for more studies on burn management in various populations.
Description: This Article was published by Burns & Trauma (2016) 4:18 DOI 10.1186/s41038-016-0044-x
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9812
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