remote ischemic preconditioning

remote ischemic preconditioning

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RIPC

The protection of internal organs from ischemia by transiently blocking the flow of blood, usually to an arm or a leg, and then letting the limb reperfuse before permanent injury occurs. It is used as a pretreatment before several forms of vascular surgery.
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SAN DIEGO, May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- An intervention known as remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) significantly reduced the occurrence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in cardiac surgery patients and confirmed that post-operative elevations of two kidney biomarkers act as an alarm for risk of AKI, according to a study published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Late remote ischemic preconditioning in rat muscle and adipocutaneous flap models.
RIC improves mortality outcomes in cardiac surgery: In a presentation at AHA 2012, Presentation 14034: Prognostic Benefit from Remote Ischemic Preconditioning in 300 Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial, researchers from Essen University in Germany reported that mortality at 4 year follow up was 3.
RIC reduces 6 yr major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular event (MACCE) rate by 36% in Elective Angioplasty: In a presentation at AHA 2012, Presentation 16182: Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Improves Outcome Out to 6-years Following Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: the CRISP-Stent Trial, researchers from Cambridge, England, reported that RIC treatment resulted in a statistically significant 35% reduction in MACCE (Major Adverse Cardiac and Cerebral Events) rates, from 37.
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