Role of Body Mass Index in Acute Kidney Injury Patients after Cardiac Surgery

Zhouping Zou,a Yamin Zhuang,b Lan Liu,b Bo Shen,a,c,d Jiarui Xu,a,c,d Zhe Luo,b Jie Teng,a,c,d,e,* Chunsheng Wang,b and Xiaoqiang Dinga,c,d Abstract Background/Aims To explore the association of body mass index (BMI) with the risk of developing acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery (CS-AKI) and for AKI requiring renal replacement therapy (AKI-RRT) after cardiac surgery. Methods Clinical data of 8,455 patients undergoing cardiac surgery, including demographic […]

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Physiologic and Pharmacologic Effects of Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids are key regulators of whole-body homeostasis that provide an organism with the capacity to resist environmental changes and invasion of foreign substances. The effects of corticosteroids are widespread, including profound alterations in carbohydrate, protein, and lipid metabolism, and the modulation of electrolyte and water balance. Corticosteroids affect all of the major systems of the […]

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