Effect of supplemental vitamin A on colon anastomotic healing in rats given preoperative irradiation.

@article{Winsey1987EffectOS,
  title={Effect of supplemental vitamin A on colon anastomotic healing in rats given preoperative irradiation.},
  author={K Winsey and Ronald J. Simon and Stanley M. Levenson and Eli Seifter and Achilles A. Demetriou},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={153 2},
  pages={153-6}
}
We studied the effect of dietary supplementation with vitamin A on the healing of colon anastomoses in irradiated bowel. Rats were divided into two groups. Those in the first group were fed a standard chow diet and those in the second group were fed the same diet supplemented with 150 IU vitamin A/g of chow. The rats were maintained on their respective diets throughout the experiment. After 7 days, half the rats in each group underwent abdominal irradiation (200 rads). Seven days later, all of… CONTINUE READING

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