Am J Nephrol 2017 Nov 7;46(5):380-389. Epub 2017 Nov 7.
Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
Background: Renal protection is a critical concept for anesthesiologists, nephrologists, and urologists, since anesthesia and renal function are highly interconnected and can potentially interfere with one another. Therefore, a comprehensive understanding of anesthetic drugs and their effects on renal function remains fundamental to the success of renal surgeries, especially transplant procedures. Some experimental studies have shown that some anesthetics provide protection against renal ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury, but there is limited clinical evidence. Read More