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Statins could reduce the risk of sepsis in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients receiving dialysis, according to US research.
Preventive treatment for sepsis has yet to be identified, but the latest study findings suggest that statins may be able to minimise the risk of sepsis in CKD patients by regulating the immune response to infection.
Statins may also play a role in reducing the production of cytokines or mitigating the vasodilatory response to cytokines that results in septic shock, say the researchers.
For this latest study, the association of statin use with the occurrence of sepsis was examined in 1,041 CKD patients who were receiving …