Statins and acute kidney injury following cardiac surgery: has the last word been told?

Stefano Romagnoli, Zaccaria Ricci


Cardiac surgery is the second most common cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) in intensive care and affects, depending on the definition, 8.9% to 39% of patients (1). Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is needed in 1–5 % (1,2) of post cardiac surgery cases.

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