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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Statins increase the death rate by 53% in intensive care unit patients

This study was published in Intensive Care Medicine 2006 Jan;32(1):160-4

Study title and authors:
Statin therapy prior to ICU admission: protection against infection or a severity marker?
Fernandez R, De Pedro VJ, Artigas A.
Critical Care Center, Hospital de Sabadell, Institut Universitari Parc Tauli, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Parc TaulĂ­ s/n, 08208 Sabadell, Spain.

This study can be accessed at:

This study examined the impact of statin therapy on hospital death rates in patients at a high risk of acquiring infections while in an intensive care unit. Data was analysed from 438 patients at high risk of intensive care unit acquired infections, i.e., those receiving mechanical ventilation for more than 96 hours.

The study found that patients who were taking statins had a 53% increased risk of death in hospital compared to patients not on statins.