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Mar 30, 2020

Vitamin C and Organ Failure, Inflammation, and Vascular Injury Biomarkers in Patients With Sepsis and ARDS

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Can intravenous administration of high-dose vitamin C reduce organ failure scores and biomarkers of inflammation and vascular injury among patients with sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)?


This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of treatment with intravenous vitamin C, hydrocortisone, and thiamine compared with intravenous hydrocortisone alone on duration of time alive and free of vasopressor use over 7 days in patients with septic shock.

Tomoko Fujii, MD, PhD; Nora Luethi, MD; Paul J. Young, MBChB, PhD; Daniel R. Frei, BSc, MBChB; Glenn M. Eastwood, PhD; Craig J. French, MB, BS; Adam M. Deane, MB, BS, PhD; Yahya Shehabi, MB, BS, PhD; Ludhmila A. Hajjar, MD, PhD; Gisele Oliveira, MD; Andrew A. Udy, MBChB, PhD; Neil Orford, MB, BS, PhD; Samantha J. Edney, BSN; Anna L. Hunt, BN, PGDipHSM, PGDipClinRes; Harriet L. Judd, BSN, PGDipHC; Laurent Bitker, MD; Luca Cioccari, MD; Thummaporn Naorungroj, MD; Fumitaka Yanase, MD; Samantha Bates, BN, PGDipCritCare; Forbes McGain, MB, BS, PhD; Elizabeth P. Hudson, MD; Wisam Al-Bassam, MBChB; Dhiraj Bhatia Dwivedi, BScNsg, MBA; Chloe Peppin, BN, PGDipCritCare; Phoebe McCracken, MPH; Judit Orosz, MD; Michael Bailey, PhD; Rinaldo Bellomo, MD, PhD; for the VITAMINS Trial Investigators.

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