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Antioxidants for pain relief in chronic pancreatitis

Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology volume 6, pages 262263 (2009) | Download Citation

In a study carried out in India, antioxidant therapy for chronic pancreatitis offered short-term benefits and was associated with few adverse events. Although the etiology and characteristics of this condition vary between countries, antioxidant therapy could be implemented as an adjunct treatment in the early inflammatory phase of chronic pancreatitis.

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    • Jens Werner
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