Dexamethasone May Help Prevent Severe Kidney Injury Following Heart Surgery

8 mayo 2015

Acute kidney injury can be a serious complication following heart surgery. Patients who received dexamethasone during heart surgery had about a 2.5-times lower risk of developing kidney failure requiring dialysis compared with those receiving a placebo, research concludes. The greatest benefits of dexamethasone were seen in patients with pre-existing advanced chronic kidney disease.