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Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2018 Sep;30(3):343-351. doi: 10.1016/j.cnc.2018.05.002. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Emerging Adjunctive Approach for the Treatment of Sepsis: Vitamin C and Thiamine.

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1
Nurse Anesthesia Program, School of Nursing, Louisiana State University Health New Orleans, 1900 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA.
2
Nurse Anesthesia Program, School of Nursing, Louisiana State University Health New Orleans, 1900 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA. Electronic address: jmar19@lsuhsc.edu.

Abstract

Evidence is emerging that parenteral administration of high-dose vitamin C and thiamine may be a beneficial adjuvant therapy of severe sepsis and septic shock. Despite modern practices in critical care medicine, sepsis and severe sepsis remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the critical care unit.

KEYWORDS:

Adjuvant treatment; Sepsis; Septic shock; Thiamine; Vitamin C

PMID:
30098738
DOI:
10.1016/j.cnc.2018.05.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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