Selenium in critical illness.

@article{Geoghegan2006SeleniumIC,
  title={Selenium in critical illness.},
  author={Michael F Geoghegan and D F Mcauley and Simon Eaton and Jeremy Powell-Tuck},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={136-41}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Selenium is a trace element essential to human health. Critical illness is associated with the generation of oxygen free radicals resulting in a condition of oxidative stress. Supplementing critically ill patients with antioxidant nutrients may improve survival. Selenium levels can be low due to redistribution to high-priority organs and dilution associated with aggressive resuscitation of the patient. The purpose of this review is to investigate the benefit of selenium… CONTINUE READING

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