Thiamine as a Renal Protective Agent in Septic Shock
This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study to investigate the effect of intravenous thiamine (vitamin B1) on renal injury in septic shock. Patients admitted with septic shock who have a lactate of at least 2.0mmol/L and do not have pre-existing renal failure requiring dialysis will be eligible for the study. Enrolled patients will be randomized to intravenous thiamine 200mg twice daily for 6 doses or matching placebo. Blood will be drawn at several time points to assess biomarkers of renal injury. Secondary endpoints include need for renal replacement therapy, length of ICU stay, and hospital mortality.