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Remote ischemic preconditioning reduces kidney injury after cardiac surgery

May 29, 2015

Remote ischemic preconditioning for patients at high risk for kidney injury undergoing cardiac surgery reduced the rate of acute kidney injury and use of renal replacement therapy, researchers reported at the European Renal Association/European Dialysis and Transplant Association Congress.

According to the study background, there is a lack of interventions to reduce risk for acute kidney injury in the setting of cardiac surgery. A team of researchers investigated whether remote ischemic preconditioning would accomplish the task.

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