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We thank Drs Yoon and Kim for their interest in our study and the higher risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) after open repair of juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms in patients taking statins preoperatively. Our understanding of the interaction between statins and postoperative renal function is constantly evolving, as both observational and randomized trials have met with mixed results. Importantly, previous studies showed that initiating statins in the perioperative period was associated with higher rates of postoperative AKI, whereas long-term statin use was associated with lower risk of renal complications.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

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We read with great interest the study by O'Donnell et  al,1 which investigated the risk factors of postoperative renal dysfunction after open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in a large retrospective cohort.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
This study is a retrospective review of Cochrane CENTRAL database, MEDLINE, and Embase through June 15, 2018.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms should be taking statins regardless of whether you are observing them or planning to repair them Source Type: research
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Preoperative statin therapy is associated with higher long-term survival following abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Thomas F.X....
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Purpose of review The effects of statin loading before, during or after vascular interventions on cardiovascular and renal outcomes are discussed. Furthermore, the selection of optimal statin type and dose, according to current evidence or guidelines, is considered. The importance of treating statin intolerance and avoiding statin discontinuation is also discussed. Recent findings Statin loading has been shown to beneficially affect cardiovascular outcomes, total mortality and/or contrast-induced acute kidney injury, in patients undergoing vascular procedures such as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary ...
Source: Current Opinion in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: LIPIDS AND EMERGING RISK FACTORS: Edited by Dimitri P. Mikhailidis and Anthony S. Wierzbicki Source Type: research
In this study, we sought to examine the effects of statin use on the outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR).
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Although preoperative and perioperative statin therapy improves postoperative outcomes in several populations, few data examine its association with survival after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. In addition, no data exist regarding the benefits of starting statins in patients with AAA not currently taking them.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
This study was undertaken to verify whether simvastatin modulates Cav-1/eNOS expression, and if this modulation is associated with changes in pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) level in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). It is a 1:2 case-control study of non-statin (n=12) and simvastatin-treated patients (n=24) who underwent open AAA repair. Simvastatin treatment decreased Cav-1 (p
Source: Acta Biochim Pol - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Acta Biochim Pol Source Type: research
Abstract Diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) at preoperative stage is increasingly frequent. It carries both a local risk of rupture and an increased global cardiovascular risk. Patients with AAA have indeed a 20 times higher risk of dying from myocardial infarction or stroke than from a ruptured aneurysm. Cardiovascular risk factors control is therefore essential, particularly smoking cessation. Treatment in cardiovascular prevention is also warranted. Seeking for atheromatous sites is needed as they determine prognosis. Evidence of the benefit of medical treatment to slow AAA growth is still lacking. In...
Source: Presse Medicale - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Presse Med Source Type: research
Conclusion Acetylsalicylic acid use is associated with decreased thrombus sac volume in a patient population undergoing elective abdominal aortic aneurysms repair. The effect of acetylsalicylic acid over other anti-inflammatory and anti-platelet agents is possibly attributable to its distinct mechanism of cyclooxygenase-1 inhibition. Diabetes mellitus, a known correlate of aneurysm incidence, is not associated with thrombus burden. The potential to alter aneurysm thrombus volume, thereby affecting aneurysm morphology, may yield a more favorable aneurysmal repair. PMID: 29473449 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Vascular - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vascular Source Type: research
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