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Nutrition in Medicine Research Group Clinical Studies Archive

This page outlines nutrient-based clinical studies that have been completed by the Nutrition in Medicine Research Group.

Critical illness and septic shock

Oxidative stress in critically ill patients

A multicentre biomarker study assessing oxidative stress in critically ill ventilated patients in Christchurch and Wellington Hospital Intensive Care Units.

Status: recruitment completed, sample and data analysis underway
Funding: partially funded by the HRC 
Contact: anitra.carr@otago.ac.nz
Publication: research paper


Vitamin C status in critically ill patients

An observational study assessing the vitamin C status of critically ill patients in Christchurch Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

Status: completed
Funding: HRC and Canterbury Medical Research Foundation
Contact: anitra.carr@otago.ac.nz
Publications: research article, research article

Infection and immune function

Vitamin C and immune cell function

A laboratory-based study investigating the effects of vitamin C on human peripheral blood neutrophils.

Status: completed
Funding: Bayer Consumer Care
Contact: anitra.carr@otago.ac.nz 
Publication: review article, research article


Vitamin C status in pneumonia patients

An observational study assessing the vitamin C status of pneumonia patients in Christchurch Hospital.

Status: completed
Funding: HRC and Canterbury Medical Research Foundation
Contact: anitra.carr@otago.ac.nz 
Publication: research article

Metabolic health

Vitamin C status in supplemented pre-diabetics

This study assessed the vitamin C status of individuals with prediabetes in the Canterbury region who have been supplemented with kiwifruit.

Funded by: Zespri International Ltd
Contact: anitra.carr@otago.ac.nz
Publications: research article


Vitamin C status in people with diabetes

This observational study assessed the vitamin C status of individuals with diabetes and prediabetes in the Canterbury region.

Funded by: Zespri International Ltd
Contact: anitra.carr@otago.ac.nz
Publications: research article

Mood and cognitive health

Vitamin C in Parkinson's disease

A biomarker study assessing vitamin C status and oxidative stress in patients with Parkinson’s disease in the Canterbury region.

Status: recruitment completed, sample and data analysis underway
Funding: partially funded by the New Zealand Brain Research Institute
Contact: anitra.carr@otago.ac.nz 
Publication: research paper

Patient quality of life

Vitamin C status in haematological cancer patients

An observational study assessing the vitamin C status of haematological cancer patients in Christchurch Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

Status: completed
Contact: anitra.carr@otago.ac.nz
Publication: research article

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