Critical care medicine specialist Paul Marik, MD, has described himself as a “status quo destabilizer,” and probably nothing illustrates that designation better than the sepsis treatment known as the Marik protocol.

In the past 3 ½ years, Marik says, more than 1300 patients have received his eponymous therapy—a combination of intravenous high-dose vitamin C, corticosteroids, and thiamine—at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Virginia, where he oversees the general intensive care unit (ICU).

 

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