A doctor at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) claims that he discovered an inexpensive and simple cure for sepsis. Sepsis is known to be a disease which causes multiple organ failures. Previous studies have indicated that almost eight million people die due to this disease every year. Dr. Paul Marik, the Chief of Critical Care at EVMS, claims to have discovered the revolutionary treatment in 2016.
A doctor at EVMS managed to reveal a cure for sepsis
Back then, Dr. Marik was in charge of the general intensive care unit at Sentara Norfolk General. One day a 48-year-old woman was hospitalized, being diagnosed with a severe case of sepsis. Dr. Marik stated that the woman’s kidneys had failed together with her lungs. He was sure that, unfortunately, the woman was about to die.
The treatment options at that time were diminishing. It was sheer luck that a few weeks before this incident, Dr. Marik discovered that Vitamin C could be a suitable treatment for sepsis. Previous studies have indicated that septic patients have very low levels of Vitamin C in their cells. Dr. Marik recalled that Vitamin C and steroids worked in a similar and requested his staff to combine these substances and inject them into the sick woman.
He used this treatment to cure three septic patients, obtaining successful results
Unexpectedly, the results were amazing. In just a few hours, the woman was already feeling better, starting to recover. In two weeks, Dr. Marik approved that the woman should be moved out of the intensive care unit. Since he noticed that this treatment was successful, Dr. Marik decided to offer this cure for sepsis to other two patients who were hospitalized having the same problems.
Again, these two patients recovered. In this way, this cure became a standard procedure for Dr. Marik and his staff. After reading more data and performing other tests, the doctor decided to also add thiamine to this mix, due to the fact that he observed that usually, septic patients have a thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is known to help with the absorption of Vitamin C.
To prove that his findings actually worked and showed spectacular results, Dr. Marik and his steam started working together with researchers at Old Dominion University. Based on the data provided by Dr. John Catravas, the Interim Executive Director and Sentara Endowed Chair of the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectronics at ODU, claimed that the result was confirmed.
Now, the next stage is to begin a trial, surveying the effects of this treatment on a much larger number of people.
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