Statins in patients with chronic kidney disease: new evidence.

  title={Statins in patients with chronic kidney disease: new evidence.},
  author={Maria Savino and Carlo Garofalo and Valerio De Paris and Carla Michini and Lisa Pirro and Raffaele Palmisano and Maurizio Provenzano and Roberto Minutolo and Giuseppe Conte and Luca De Nicola},
  journal={Minerva urologica e nefrologica = The Italian journal of urology and nephrology},
  volume={65 3},
Dyslipidemia represents a common metabolic alteration in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Alterations can be different depending on the stage of the disease and the extent of proteinuria. Despite the high cardiovascular risk in patients with renal impairment, only a small percentage of patients receive adequate cholesterol-lowering therapy. The use of statins… CONTINUE READING