Articles in "Statins"

Statins of no benefit for ARDS

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

A new randomized controlled trial out of the UK that investigated 540 patients with ARDS from sepsis showed no benefit of statins. The study investigated the use of Simvastatin 80 mg/day vs placebo in patients with ARDS from sepsis and found no difference over placebo in 28-day mortality or ventilator-free days.

New Study Suggests Continued Statin Use After ICH Improves Outcomes

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

The SPARCL trial made clinicians wary that high-dose statins may increase the risk of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). This new observational study suggests that continued statin use after ICH appears to improve outcomes.