Vitamin D for COVID-19: Are we missing a potential therapeutic?

Allow me to start off with a disclaimer. I favor cheap and readily available therapies over expensive therapeutics. There has been a lot of talk about Vitamin D and it's relationship with COVID-19. Honestly too much for me to get into. It seems as if there's something new every day. What we lack, though, is …

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Zinc for Metabolic Resuscitation in Critical Illness

Did you know that zinc is the second-most abundant trace metal in the human body? A quick reminder that iron comes in first place. Zinc is an essential component of protein structure and function. It enables gene transcription and is a "catalytic component of approximately 2000 enzymes" (Read, et al). Could we use zinc for …

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Vitamin C for COVID: Possible Prophylaxis & Adjunctive Therapy

Bias alert. I am bullish on Vitamin C. Aren't things easier when you don't have to wonder these things? I digress. The article cited for this post was published in the journal Nutrition on 7/25/2020. Obviously, the title of the paper "Vitamin C as prophylaxis and adjunctive medical treatment for COVID-19?" caught my attention. Hat …

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Melatonin in COVID-19: Treatment Hunting

Learning about the benefits of melatonin while creating my metabolic resuscitation lectures has been quite intriguing. The first time I was exposed to these beneficial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects was during a live lecture by Dr. Paul Marik. As of late, there have been three articles regarding utilizing melatonin in patients with COVID-19. Check here …

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Dexamethasone in COVID-19: Improving Survival

ADDENDUM 1/5/22: We have now been using dexamethasone for COVID-19 patients who require oxygen since summer of 2020. We have been mostly stuck on using the dose of 6mg per day in these patients simply because that's what the great authors of the RECOVERY trial group did. This isn't a dig at them, they did …

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IV Vitamin C & Metabolic Resuscitation in Septic Shock: Ultimate Guide

Image by Dr. Gizzy, @physiciandoodles on Instagram. This post is a work in progress regarding everything you need to know regarding administering high-dose intravenous (IV) Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) to your critically ill patient. I will continue to work on this post regarding IV vitamin c as well as metabolic resuscitation as time allows and …

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IV Vitamin C in Sepsis with Thiamine and Hydrocortisone

This article is hot-off-the-press regarding vitamin C, thiamine and hydrocortisone in refractory septic shock. This regimen is known as HAT therapy in some corners of the world. It was actually published today, 5/5/20. It is NOT a randomized control trial but at least they went through the trouble of conducting a propensity matched, before-after, case …

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Corticosteroids for COVID

Some legendary names came out to play for this article regarding corticosteroids in COVID-19. Meduri is the author of the famous Meduri Protocol for methylprednisolone in ARDS and Villar is the author of the article I shared on February 13th (seems like forever ago, really) where they provided dexamethasone for ARDS and showed a mortality …

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