What's the Deal with the Vitamin C in the ICU?

I am noticing more physicians using Vitamin C and thiamine infusion along with steroid for patients with sepsis in the ICU. At first glance, the obvious issues are small sample study, retrospective study, and all patients at one hospital.

NPR's take

Another good one...

Another report

Need More Studies

He wants there to be a comprehensive study, and he said that Stanford University has expressed some interest. But he said it will be difficult to fund because it uses drugs that have been on the market for decades: “We are curing it for $60. No one will make any money off it.”

It will be interesting to see where this leads... if anywhere. But, in the meantime, a little Vitamin C never hurt anyone, right?

 

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