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Journal of Burn Care & Research:
doi: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e318290110b
Review Article

Micronutrients After Burn Injury: A Review

Nordlund, Megan J. MS, RD*; Pham, Tam N. MD; Gibran, Nicole S. MD

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Abstract

Supplementation of micronutrients after burn injury is common practice in order to fight oxidative stress, support the immune system, and optimize wound healing. Assessing micronutrient status after burn injury is difficult because of hemodilution in the resuscitation phase, redistribution of nutrients from the serum to other organs, and decreases in carrier proteins such as albumin. Although there are many preclinical data, there are limited studies in burn patients. Promising research is being conducted on combinations of micronutrients, especially via the intravenous route.

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