Coenzyme Q10 for Traumatic Injury Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

The administration of supplemental Coenzyme Q10 in addition to conventional medical treatment has beneficial effects on traumatic injury patients in the intensive care unit and has no observed adverse effects.

Prolonged mechanical ventilation of patients in intensive care units can have adverse effects. In this study, administration of 400 milligrams of Coenzyme Q10 daily significantly reduced the length of stay in the intensive care unit and the duration of the mechanical ventilation.

This is the conclusion from a clinical trial that enrolled patients who had been admitted to the intensive care unit [Hasanloei 2021].

The problem: trauma

-Traumatic injury is not uncommon: nearly one-third of the patients admitted to a typical intensive care unit in pre-Covid 19 days were admitted with traumatic injuries of one type or another.

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