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Clinical Perspectives: Can a Vitamin or Antioxidant a Day Keep the Sepsis Away?

 

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There has been a renewed interest in managing COVID-19 patients with septic shock and the use of vitamins and anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C and Zinc. Listen to our 2018 Midyear Clinical Meeting presentation by Craig Whitman and Lee Skrupky as they describe the mechanisms of action, toxicities, and pharmacokinetic considerations of vitamin C, thiamine, selenium, zinc and vitamin E in sepsis. They evaluate the literature describing the effect of vitamin or antioxidant supplementation on outcomes in patient with sepsis. The core concepts from this presentation can help pharmacists recommend appropriate vitamin or antioxidant supplements in patients with sepsis.



The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.