Does Low Vitamin D Play a Role In Increased Risks After Surgery?

November 24, 2014 In Anesthesia and Analgesia, the researchers analyzed the relationship between Vitamin D level and surgical outcomes in approximately 3,500 patients who had surgery, other than heart surgery between 2005 and 2011.  Only patients who had available Vitamin D levels around the time of surgery– from three months to one month afterward were included…

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Curcumin and MI After Open Heart Surgery

October 23, 2014 Here is another interesting article that shows the benefits of curcumin after a heart attack and subsequent open heart surgery. Cardioprotective therapies to limit cardiac muscle tissue injury after open heart surgery are lacking.  This study demonstrated that curcuminoids significantly decreased heart attacks (MI) associated with open heart surgery. The antioxidant and…

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