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Statins Linked to Lower Risk of Infection

Researchers at Johns Hopkins may have discovered an unintended benefit in the drugs millions of Americans take to lower their// cholesterol: The medications, all statins, seem to lower the risk of a potentially lethal blood infection known as sepsis in patients on kidney dialysis.

Sepsis is the leading cause of death in non-coronary intensive care units in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. It also poses serious risk for kidney patients undergoing regular dialysis treatments.

The Hopkins researchers cautioned that kidney dialysis patients should not necessarily ask their doctors to put them on statins until more studies are done to verify their findings.

Building on earlier, limited studies that suggested risk reduction in animals and some people, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Welch Center and senior author Neil R. Powe, M.D., and his Johns Hopkins team followed 1041 dialysis patients for 10 years, dividing the subjects into those taking statins and those not.

“Those taking statins had a 41 in a 1,000 chance of being hospitalized for sepsis, while the other group not taking statins had a 110 out of 1,000 risk. Although the overall absolute risk is relatively small, the statin group’s risk is dramatically lower,” says Rajesh Gupta M.D., the study’s lead author, who was a senior medical resident at Hopkins when the study was conducted.

Gupta says it remains unclear why or how statins work this way, “but the consistency of the findings with laboratory studies adds a lot of credence to the idea that statins are doing something substantial to reduce risk.”

“Statins are known to have an effect on the body’s immune system, but what that is exactly, and how many statin users it affects, is still not widely understood.”

Statins may regulate the immune response to infection or fight microbes directly, Powe suspects. The study’s authors also supp
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