Statins in Chronic Kidney Disease- Are Statins Really Renoprotective
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Tejas Desai
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
East Carolina University- Brody School of Medicine
2355 West Arlington Blvd, Greenville, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 13, 2011; Accepted Date: October 05, 2011; Published Date: October 13, 2011
Citation: Mehra S, Desai T (2011) Statins in Chronic Kidney Disease- Are Statins Really Renoprotective. J Nephrol Therapeutic 1:103. doi:10.4172/2161-0959.1000103
Copyright: © Mehra S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Numerous trials have shown that chronic kidney disease increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Dyslipidemias have been shown to accelerate progression of kidney disease. Statins have assumed a pivotal role in management of hyperlipidemia. However their effect on renal function is still not fully understood. Some clinical trials have shown some renoprotective effect of statins but there is still need for more data to clarify effects of statins on renal function.