Effect of remote ischemic preconditioning on kidney injury among high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Zarbock2015EffectOR,
  title={Effect of remote ischemic preconditioning on kidney injury among high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Alexander Zarbock and Christoph Stephan Schmidt and Hugo Karel Van Aken and Carola Wempe and Sven Martens and Peter K. Zahn and Britta Wolf and Ulrich Goebel and Christian Ingo Schwer and Peter Rosenberger and Helene Anna Haeberle and Dennis G{\"o}rlich and John A. Kellum and M. K. van der Meersch},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2015},
  volume={313 21},
  pages={2133-41}
}
IMPORTANCE No interventions have yet been identified to reduce the risk of acute kidney injury in the setting of cardiac surgery. OBJECTIVE To determine whether remote ischemic preconditioning reduces the rate and severity of acute kidney injury in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS In this multicenter trial, we enrolled 240 patients at high risk for acute kidney injury, as identified by a Cleveland Clinic Foundation score of 6 or higher, between August… CONTINUE READING
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