In the last week, we "learned" that more transfusion is not helpful in septic shock, that EGDT (the ARISE trial) is not beneficial in sepsis, that simvastatin (HARP-2 trial) is not beneficial in ARDS, and that parental administration of nutrition is not superior to enteral administration in critical illness. Any of that sound familiar?
I read the first two articles, then discovered the last two and I said to myself "I'm not reading these." At first I felt bad about this decision, but then that I realized it is a rational one. Here's why.