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Revisiting Renal Protection: Assessment and Preservation of Kidney Function

Nathan, Naveen MD

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doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005258
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In this issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, several articles discuss our current understanding of organ protection strategies in the perioperative management of patients with specific focus on renal, lung, and cardioprotective techniques. In addition, cellular mechanisms of organ ischemia and methods to mitigate risk are explored. In this infographic, the fundamentals of protective strategies to minimize the risk of renal injury, an unfortunately common occurrence, is portrayed. The reader is encouraged to review the cited articles for a full depth of understanding as well as an appreciation of newer biomarkers that may predict kidney injury before its occurrence.


    1. Saadat-Gilani K, Zarbock A, Meersch M. Perioperative renoprotection: clinical implications. Anesth Analg. 2020;131:1667–1678.
    2. Molinari L, Sakhuja A, Kellum JA. Perioperative renoprotection: general mechanisms and treatment approaches. Anesth Analg. 2020;131:1679–1692.
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