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High-intensity statin therapy increases risk of acute kidney injury in those older than 75 by 22%
Friday, April 05, 2019 11:10 am Email this article
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.
High-intensity statin therapy was defined as:
- Rosuvastatin 10 mg or more
- Atorvastatin 20 mg or more
- Simvastatin 80 mg or more
Tonelli M, Lloyd AM, Bello AK, James MT, Klarenbach SW, McAlister FA, Manns BJ, Tsuyuki RT, and Hemmelgarn BR. Statin use and the risk of acute kidney injury in older adults. BMC Nephrol, 2019 Mar 25; 20(1): 103.
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