Statin drugs reduce infection risk in stroke patients, report suggests

Statin drugs can dramatically lower the risk of infections in stroke patients, report researchers. Patients on statins upon admission to hospital, or early in their stay, had significantly lower risk for developing infections than those put on statins later in their hospitalization or not at all. These findings remained strong after being controlled for other possible influences like the severity of strokes, age and the presence of other conditions like diabetes.

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