Association of statin use and the risk of end-stage renal disease: A nationwide Asian population-based case–control study

Published: 24 February 2016
Author(s): Shih-Yi Lin, Cheng-Li Lin, Wu-Huei Hsu, Cheng-Chieh Lin, Chiz-Tzung Chang, Chia-Hung Kao
Section: Original Article

Although experimental models have shown that statins could alleviate glomerular damage and decrease urinary protein excretion, the renal effects of statins remain unclear. A case–control study was conducted using data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance system.