Clinical Overview of SPMs and Application to Patient Care – Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon

Presented at ASPEN CNW 2016 in Austin, Texas on January 18, 2016

Listen to the podcast below

Download the PDF

Dr. Robert Martindale proposes that we have been so lost in trying to prevent inflammation that we have forgotten about the resolution of inflammation.

Resolution is an active process. Anti-inflammation is not equivalent to Pro-Resolution. SPMs are lipid compounds Isolated in many human tissues during inflammation.

1) Chemically synthesized in lab and in vivo

2) Injected into humans at physiologic doses

3) Inflammation resolves faster – mimics natural healing

4) Prevents transition to chronic inflammation

5) Increases bacterial and viral killing, decreases need antibiotics

6) In some tissues stimulates “regeneration”

Share this:

Resources from our research partners and collaborations

Sign up for the MHICN Newsletter

Your Weekly Nutrition Bulletin features the latest content on topics spanning our therapeutic platforms from MHICN research staff and clinical partners. Receive videos, clinical modules, research reviews and more by email each week. Sign up here or view previous weeks' newsletters.

Subscribe View Newsletter Archives

Continuing Education

MHICN has partnered with leaders in preventive medicine, integrative medicine, and medical education to provide cutting-edge education for providers of all backgrounds with an interest in functional and lifestyle medicine. We are excited to share these free educational modules featuring podcasts, videos, and print articles.

Learn More