Zinc supplementation is associated with improved neurologic recovery rate and visceral protein levels of patients with severe closed head injury.

@article{Young1996ZincSI,
  title={Zinc supplementation is associated with improved neurologic recovery rate and visceral protein levels of patients with severe closed head injury.},
  author={Byron A Young and L G Ott and Edward J. Kasarskis and Robert P. Rapp and Kenneth W Moles and Robert J Dempsey and Phillip A. Tibbs and Richard Kryscio and C J Mcclain},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  year={1996},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={25-34}
}
Sixty-eight patients were entered into a randomized, prospective, double-blinded controlled trial of supplemental zinc versus standard zinc therapy to study the effects of zinc supplementation on neurologic recovery and nutritional/metabolic status after severe closed head injury. One month after injury, the mortality rates in the standard zinc group and the zinc-supplemented group were 26 and 12%, respectively. Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) scores of the zinc-supplemented group exceeded the… CONTINUE READING