Consider The Evidence: Med/Peds Journal Roundup

February 6, 2006

Statins for sepsis???

Filed under: critical care, lancet, sepsis, statins, Uncategorized — medblog @ 11:21 pm

Lancet 2/4 – They slice, they dice, they even make julienne fries…Adding to the list of potential uses of statins is sepsis. In this weeks Lancet, Hackam et al., (as well as an accompanying editorial) investigate the evidence supporting a lower risk of sepsis in those patients on statin treatment. (more…)


February 3, 2006

Sugar, Sugar – Gluose control in the MICU

Filed under: critical care, glucose control, NEJM — medblog @ 2:45 am

NEJM 2/2 – Greet Van den Berghe has rocked the world of critical care with her work championing the benefits of intensive blood glucose control. Her latest paper on the subject appears in this weeks New England. And the results are…good. Mabye not quite the blockbuster as some of the earlier work, but

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