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Effects of remote ischaemic preconditioning on clinical outcomes after cardiac surgery
  1. Fu Shan Xue,
  2. Rui Ping Li,
  3. Xin Long Cui
  1. Department of Anesthesiology, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  1. Correspondence to Professor Fu Shan Xue, Department of Anesthesiology, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, 33 Ba-Da-Chu Road, Shi-Jing-Shan District, Beijing 100144, People's Republic of China; xuefushan{at}aliyun.com

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In a recent article of Candilio et al1 assessing the effect of remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) on postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, they showed that RIPC reduced the amount of perioperative myocardial injury by 26% and the incidence of acute kidney injury by 48%. They should be applauded for trying to control most of the risk factors affecting postoperative myocardial and kidney injury. However, to differentiate the effects of one factor on study endpoints, all other factors have to be standardised. In this study, several …

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