Preadmission beta-blocker use and 30-day mortality among patients in intensive care: a cohort study

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INTRODUCTION Beta-blockers have cardioprotective, metabolic and immunomodulating effects that may be beneficial to patients in intensive care. We examined the association between preadmission beta-blocker use and 30-day mortality following intensive care. METHODS We identified 8,087 patients over age 45 admitted to one of three multidisciplinary intensive… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/cc10085

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