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High-intensity statin therapy increases risk of acute kidney injury by 16%

High-intensity statin therapy was found to increase the risk of hospitalization for acute kidney injury by 16% compared to non-users during a median follow-up of 4.6 years according to a new study.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 05, 2019 11:15 am | [0] comments

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High-intensity statin therapy increases risk of acute kidney injury in those older than 75 by 22%

High-intensity statin therapy was found to increase the risk of hospitalization for acute kidney injury in those over 75-years by 22% compared to non-users during a median follow-up of 4.6 years according to a new study.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 05, 2019 11:10 am | [0] comments

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High-intensity statin therapy increases risk of acute kidney injury in those 65-75 by 9%

High-intensity statin therapy was found to increase the risk of hospitalization for acute kidney injury in those 65-75 years by 9% compared to non-users during a median follow-up of 4.6 years according to a new study.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 05, 2019 11:05 am | [0] comments

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High-intensity statin therapy increases risk of acute kidney injury in women by 29%

High-intensity statin therapy was found to increase the risk of hospitalization for acute kidney injury in women by 29% compared to non-users during a median follow-up of 4.6 years according to a new study.

The study showed that the risk of hospitalization for acute kidney injury with high-intensity statin use was greater among women than men.

The authors of the study speculated that the reason for this “may be due to higher blood levels of statin at a given dose among women than in men, due to the generally lower body size of women.”

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 05, 2019 10:55 am | [0] comments
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