August 23, 2013

Risk of acute kidney injury associated with the use of fluoroquinolones

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This interesting study examined the risk of acute kidney injury when using fluoroquinolones. The current use of this class of antibiotics in patients had a >2-fold (95% confidence interval [CI] 1.74-2.73) higher adjusted relative risk (RR) of acute kidney injury compared with no use. Furthermore, the dual use of fluoroquinolones and renin-angiotensin-system blockers had RR of 4.46 (95% CI 2.84-6.99) for acute kidney injury.

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