Retrospective cohort analysis
Kruger P, Fitzsimmons K, Cook D, Jones M, Nimmo G.
Statin therapy is associated with fewer deaths in patients with bacteraemia.
Intensive Care Medicine 2006; 32: 75-9
This is a retrospective study that demonstrates a survival benefit with continuing statin therapy in bacteraemic patients.
Point for discussion:
This is a hot topic generating a lot of interest in the critcal care literature. A large RCT of the use of statins in critically ill septic patients is surely warranted.