Steroid use during cardiac bypass surgery does not reduce risk of severe kidney injury

A new study now says that using steroids during do not reduce the risk of in people at increased risk of death. About one-fifth of the millions of performed around the world each year result in acute kidney injury, which in its most severe forms greatly increases the chance of death and the need for life-sustaining treatments. can trigger widespread inflammation, which is thought to be a key culprit in the development of Prior studies suggested that steroids might help reduce and Speaking about the study, Dr said, “Administering steroids to prevent during did not reduce the risk of in people at moderate or high risk of adverse effects. The rate of acute kidney injury was similar in both groups. “Given the broad range of countries and populations represented in the study, these findings further support a shift away from using steroids as an effective method of preventing the complications from during bypass surgery,” added Dr Garg.

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