The CDC has released its recommendations for prevention of post-operative, surgical site infections. What’s interesting is what is missing. Probably the most important aspect of healing is the improving the patient’s health before and after surgery. Although a comprehensive nutritional program is ideal for surgical patients, it is probably not practical especially in the case of emergency surgery.
But simple steps can be done. Certainly, patients should be started on vit D31, a standard vit B infusion is very easy to do, as well as vit C infusion2. Also a supplement containing Selenium turns out to be important3. But most importantly is probably giving the patient the Omegas the body requires to heal.
The skin is made up of almost entirely Omega-64, 5. This is quite important not only for speed of healing as demonstrated in the University of Miami Study6 but also for the quality of healing (particularly important for cosmetic procedures). Since the Standard American Diet (SAD diet) is particularly full of processed foods (hospital food also suffers from this problem), patients are usually very deficient in functioning Omega-6.
Supplementing with Pure Form Omega®, a high quality source7 of the Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) provides the unprocessed Omega-6 that provides superior healing from surgical and non-surgical wounds of all kinds. As an example, look at this series of photos of an 86 year old female after a fall. She was on Pure Form Omega® before the fall and after, she did not break any bones and the healing was remarkable8.
Based on known biochemistry and good science, Pure Form Omega® gives the best healing with great cosmetic results and with other basic nutritional interventions we can keep post-operative complications to minimum.
REFERENCED ARTICLE: CDC Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Inflection, 2017 - Critical Care Medicine
1. Alternations in Vitamin D Status and Anti-Microbial Peptide Levels in Patients in the Intensive Care Unit with Sepsis - Journal of Translational Medicine
2. Mechanism of Action of Vitamin C in Sepsis: Ascorbate Modulates Redox Signalling in Endothelium - Biofactors
3. Antioxidant Nutrients: A Systematic Review of Trace Elements and Vitamins in the Critically Ill Patient - Intensive Care Medicine
4. Journal of Investigative Dermatology
5. Metabolism of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids by Skin Epidermal Enzymes: Generation of Antiinflammatory and Antiproliferative Metabolites - The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
6. University of Miami Studies - Pure Form Omega Studies
7. Pure Form Omega, As Pure As It Gets - Purity Report
8. Pretreated Healing Progression in Crushing Fall - Brian Peskins
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Pure Form Omega® Natural has the optimal 2.5 to 1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 from organic, plant-based sources which is optimal for human physiology.
Dr. Jeff Matheson, MDCM
Dr. Jeff Matheson obtained an HBSc (Biochem) degree from University of Western Ontario, followed by a his MDCM Degree (doctor of medicine, teacher of surgery) from McGill University in 1991. He was a full-time Emergency Room physician for 15 years, Medical Director of Med-Emerg Inc from 1998-2013, Founder of CPM Medical Clinics (pain management) which became the largest provider of pain management in Canada 2005 to present, setting standards to which all clinics must be certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Ontario. He has trained over 70 physicians in the practice of pain management, established the Headache, Migraine and Pain Treatment Centre in Ajax Oct 2013- a new, non-narcotic approach to pain management using neuroplasticity principles. Jeff is one of the founders of Pure Life Science Corp.