Has this doctor found the cure for sepsis? Emergency care physician says vitamin C can prevent patients from going into organ failure
Dr Paul Marik, chief of pulmonary and critical care at Eastern Virginia Medical School, believes he may have the cure for sepsis
Sepsis is a life-threatening infection that occurs when the body attacks its own organs and tissues
Patients with the infection are given an IV of vitamin C and steroids to reduce inflammation and the vitamin thiamine which helps with absorption
He says that since he tried the method in January 2016, he's treated 900 septic patients, with just two to three percent dying
Doctors are skeptical due the lack of randomized controlled trials that have been performed
Doctors are not skeptical due to the lack of trials - all of which have been confirming - they are reticent because they see their livelihoods (i.e., future wealth) diminishing.
The "steroid" used is the orthomolecular hydrocortisone. (The terminology"steroid" is used to deliberately confuse doctors, in my opinion.)
The theory is that hydrocortisone (steroid) receptors become oxidized, which indicates, in part, the magnitude of the problem when cells and tissues cannot get the cortisol they require. (Hydrocortisone is bioidentical cortisol). Vitamin C is thought to reduce (unoxidize) the cortisol receptor, thus allowing in what has been blocked.
When cells cannot get cortisol, they complain loudly, creating a myriad of symptoms that are commonly grouped together as "inflammation". There is really no reference for this idea. This is my observation as an Addison-Disease (cortisol deficient) patient for several years.