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Critical Care Mailbag: Vitamin C for Sepsis?

Scott Weingart, MD and Rob Orman, MD
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Nurses Edition Commentary

Lisa Chavez, RN and Kathy Garvin, RN
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EM:RAP 2017 August Summary 718 KB - PDF

The old wives tale says that vitamin C helps when you're sick. Recent evidence suggests that it might not be superstition after all. But then again, it might be.

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The most damning indictment of the Vitamin C study comes from Marik himself:
In a response letter to Chest, Dr. Marik wrote, "Our decision to describe and publish our experience occurred afterward."
(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2017.04.182)

If they already knew the results when they decided to write up their experience, it is misleading for them to call this a "Retrospective Before-After Study." It is actually an anecdotal report, essentially a case series.

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