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Statin therapy in peritoneal dialysis patients: effects beyond lipid lowering.
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PMID:  18066677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lipid abnormalities, and especially hypertriglyceridaemia, are a prominent feature of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. The results from several studies have shown that statins are effective and safe lipid-lowering agents in these individuals. Besides lipid lowering, current evidence suggests that these agents exert multiple beneficial effects on PD patients. Statins may maintain residual kidney function by altering the response of the kidneys to dyslipidaemia and, thus, slow the progression of renal failure in PD patients. Also, statins may reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events, as well as morbidity and mortality rates in this high-risk group. However, despite the multiple beneficial effects, PD patients receive suboptimal statin treatment. Apart from the German Dialysis and Diabetes (4D) study, no other prospective, randomised controlled trial has investigated the effects of statin treatment on dialysis patients. The results of large-scale, multi-centre randomised controlled studies (such as AURORA and SHARP) are expected to define the role of statin therapy in this high-risk population.
Kosmas I Paraskevas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-12-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  International urology and nephrology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0301-1623     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Urol Nephrol     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-18     Completed Date:  2008-09-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0262521     Medline TA:  Int Urol Nephrol     Country:  Hungary    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Vascular Disease Prevention Clinics), Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, Hampstead, London NW3 2QG, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anticholesteremic Agents / therapeutic use
C-Reactive Protein / analysis
Chronic Disease
Heptanoic Acids / therapeutic use
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Hypertriglyceridemia / blood,  drug therapy,  mortality
Kidney Diseases / therapy*
Lipids / blood*
Peritoneal Dialysis*
Pyrroles / therapeutic use
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Survival Rate
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticholesteremic Agents; 0/Heptanoic Acids; 0/Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors; 0/Lipids; 0/Pyrroles; 110862-48-1/atorvastatin; 9007-41-4/C-Reactive Protein

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