Statins and outcomes in patients admitted to hospital with community acquired pneumonia: population based prospective cohort study.

@article{Majumdar2006StatinsAO,
  title={Statins and outcomes in patients admitted to hospital with community acquired pneumonia: population based prospective cohort study.},
  author={Sumit Ranjan Majumdar and Finlay Aleck McAlister and D T Eurich and Raj S Padwal and Tom Marrie},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2006},
  volume={333 7576},
  pages={999}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine whether statins reduce mortality or need for admission to intensive care in patients admitted to hospital with community acquired pneumonia; and to assess whether previously reported improvements in sepsis related outcomes were a result of the healthy user effect. DESIGN Population based prospective cohort study. SETTING Six hospitals in Capital Health, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. PARTICIPANTS Adults admitted to hospital with pneumonia and categorised according to… CONTINUE READING

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