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    Medium-intensity statin therapy combined with a diuretic increases risk of acute kidney injury 23%


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    Friday, April 05, 2019 10:25 am Email this article

    Medium-intensity statin therapy combined with taking a diuretic was found to increase the risk of hospitalization for acute kidney injury by 23% compared to non-users versus 6% for those not taking a diuretic during a median follow-up of 4.6 years according to a new study.

    Medium-intensity statin therapy was defined as:

    Reference

    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.

    The paper is posted here:
    https://bmcnephrol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12882-019-1280-7

    Author’s Contact Info

    Marcello Tonelli
    Department of Medicine
    University of Calgary
    7th Floor, TRW Building
    3280 Hospital Drive NW
    Calgary, Alberta T2N 4Z6, Canada
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