Statin therapy is associated with decreased mortality in patients with infection.

  title={Statin therapy is associated with decreased mortality in patients with infection.},
  author={Michael William Donnino and Michael N. Cocchi and Michael Howell and Peter Clardy and Daniel S. Talmor and Lauren Cataldo and Maureen Chase and Adel A Al-Marshad and Long Ngo and Nathan I Shapiro},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  volume={16 3},
OBJECTIVES The objective was to investigate the association between statin therapy and mortality in emergency department (ED) patients with suspected infection. METHODS A secondary analysis of a prospective, observational cohort study was conducted at an urban, academic ED with approximately 50,000 annual visits. Data were collected between December 2003 and September 2004. Inclusion criteria consisted of age > or = 18 years, clinical suspicion of infection, and hospital admission. Patients… CONTINUE READING
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