Pediatric congenital heart surgery: dexmedetomidine exhibits renoprotective effect

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Takeaway

  • Intraoperative dexmedetomidine infusion (Precedex) may reduce the risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) and suppress post-bypass decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) among pediatric patients undergoing congenital heart surgery.

Why this matters

  • AKI is common ...