[Atorvastatin prevents contrast agent-induced renal injury in patients undergoing coronary angiography by inhibiting oxidative stress].

@article{Cao2012AtorvastatinPC,
  title={[Atorvastatin prevents contrast agent-induced renal injury in patients undergoing coronary angiography by inhibiting oxidative stress].},
  author={Shiping Cao and Peng Wang and Kai Cui and Li Zhang and Yuqing Hou},
  journal={Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University},
  year={2012},
  volume={32 11},
  pages={1600-2}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of atorvastatin in preventing contrast agent-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients undergoing coronary angiography and explore the mechanism. METHODS A total of 180 patients undergoing coronary angiography or percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) were randomized into regular dose and high dose atorvastatin groups (n=90). Serum creatinine (Scr), glomerular filtration rate (GFR), cystatin, peripheral blood levels of myeloperoxidase (MPO), malondialdehyde… CONTINUE READING

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