Journal article

Vitamin C therapy for patients with sepsis or septic shock: a protocol for a systematic review and a network meta-analysis

Tomoko Fujii, Alessandro Belletti, Anitra Carr, Toshi A Furukawa, Nora Luethi, Alessandro Putzu, Chiara Sartini, Georgia Salanti, Yasushi Tsujimoto, Andrew A Udy, Paul J Young, Rinaldo Bellomo

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Vasoplegia is common and associated with a poor prognosis in patients with sepsis and septic shock. Vitamin C therapy in combination with vitamin B1 and glucocorticoid, as well as monotherapy in various doses, has been investigated as a treatment for the vasoplegic state in sepsis, through targeting the inflammatory cascade. However, the combination effect and the relative contribution of each drug have not been well evaluated. Furthermore, the best combination between the three agents is currently unknown. We are planning a systematic review (SR) with network meta-analysis (NMA) to compare the different treatments and identify the combination with the most favourable effect on..

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