Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Crit Care. 2018 Oct 11;22(1):258. doi: 10.1186/s13054-018-2191-x.

Evidence is stronger than you think: a meta-analysis of vitamin C use in patients with sepsis.

Author information

1
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, P.O. Box 689, Santa Barbara, CA, 93102, USA. jli@sbch.org.

Abstract

Two recent publications by Sheikh and Horner and Teng et al. reviewed studies on incorporating vitamin C to treat septic patients; however, a meta-analysis was not offered in either report. This commentary extends both reviews by integrating a meta-analysis and sharing aggregated results. Pooled analyses demonstrated a marked reduction in mortality and duration of vasopressor administration in the group with the use of vitamin C.

KEYWORDS:

Ascorbic acid; Meta-analysis; Sepsis; Sepsis management; Severe sepsis; Vitamin C

PMID:
30305111
PMCID:
PMC6180524
DOI:
10.1186/s13054-018-2191-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for BioMed Central Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center