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Study to help find ways to prevent kidney damage

Leicestershire people set to undergo keyhole vascular surgery are being recruited for a new study to help find ways to prevent kidney damage which can sometimes occur afterwards.

Researchers are hoping patients who are due to have an operation on the main aorta artery that leads away from the heart will sign up to the trial, which hopes to test how effective administering a blood salt called bicarbonate before surgery can be in preventing kidney problems, post-surgery.

The aim of the study is to explore why the kidneys can sometimes be affected and how to stop it.

It is hoped if the findings are positive the study will be opened up onto a national scale so researchers can find a definitive answer on how to prevent kidney failure in patients who undergo keyhole operations for aneurysms.

The study is being sponsored by our University and has been funded as part of an Academy for Medical Sciences (AMS) Starter Grant.

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