Vitamin C may shorten ICU stay: [eLetter]

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The paper by Sheikh and Horner [1] does not properly describe the context for vitamin C. Fourteen trials have investigated the effect of vitamin C against post-operative AF (POAF), and significant heterogeneity has appeared between studies carried out in the USA and outside of the USA [2]. In 9 non-US studies vitamin C decreased the incidence of POAF on average by 46% (P<0.00001), but no benefit was seen in 5 US studies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEmergency Medicine Journal
Issue number4
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2018
MoE publication typeB1 Journal article

Fields of Science

  • 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health

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