Preoperative statin use and postoperative acute kidney injury.

  title={Preoperative statin use and postoperative acute kidney injury.},
  author={Steven M. Brunelli and S. S. Waikar and Brian T. Bateman and Tara I. Chang and Joyce Lii and Amit X. Garg and Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer and Niteesh Choudhry},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={125 12},
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury is a frequent postoperative complication that confers increased mortality, morbidity, and costs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether preoperative statin use is associated with a decreased risk of postoperative acute kidney injury. METHODS We assembled a retrospective cohort of 98,939 patients who underwent a major open abdominal, cardiac, thoracic, or vascular procedure between 2000 and 2010. Statin users were pair-matched to nonusers on the basis… CONTINUE READING
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