Statin use is associated with early recovery of kidney injury after vascular surgery and improved long-term outcome.

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BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) after major vascular surgery is an important risk factor for adverse long-term outcomes. The pleiotropic effects of statins may reduce kidney injury caused by perioperative episodes of hypotension and/or suprarenal clamping and improve long-term outcomes. METHODS Of 2170 consecutive patients undergoing lower extremity… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/ndt/gfn381

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@article{Welten2008StatinUI, title={Statin use is associated with early recovery of kidney injury after vascular surgery and improved long-term outcome.}, author={Gijs M J M Welten and Michel B. Chonchol and O. Schouten and Sanne Elisabeth Hoeks and Jeroen J. Bax and Ron Theodoor van Domburg and Marc R. H. M. van Sambeek and Don Poldermans}, journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association}, year={2008}, volume={23 12}, pages={3867-73} }