Saturday, April 05, 2014

Statin use and delirium risk in critical illness

According to this study statin administration the previous evening was associated with reduced delirium in critically ill patients. It was also associated with lower CRP and when adjusted for CRP the effect was no longer statistically significant, suggesting a role of inflammation. This was a prospective cohort analysis. A clinical trial is now in progress to evaluate statin therapy as an intervention for delirium.

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