Journal article

HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) and acute kidney injury: A secondary analysis of renal study outcomes

Amanda Y Wang, Konlawij Trongtrakul, Rinaldo Bellomo, Qiang Li, Alan Cass, Martin Gallagher

Nephrology | WILEY | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Mortality in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) remains high. Previous studies have explored the role of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) with variable findings. METHODS: The Randomized Evaluation of Normal versus Augmented Level Replacement Therapy (RENAL) Study recruited 1508 participants requiring dialysis in ICU between 2006 and 2009. Statin use was recorded at study baseline. Multivariate Cox modelling was used to assess associations of such statin use and all-cause mortality. Propensity score analysis was performed for sensitivity analysis. The primary outcome was all-cause mortality at 90 days. RESULTS: Of the 1462 participants with the..

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