Association of Statin Use with Risk and Outcome of Acute Kidney Injury in Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 06/08/2012

In a large cohort of patients hospitalized with pneumonia, statins did not reduce the risk for AKI. Among patients with AKI, statin use was not associated with lower risk for death at 1 year. The higher risk for AKI observed among statin users may be due to indication bias.

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