Long-Term Study Reveals Pervasive Link Between Cigarette Smoking and Acute Kidney Injury
7 Dec 2023 • Little is known about the association of smoking with the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in the general population.
A study spanning over 3 decades has unveiled that current and former smokers demonstrated a markedly higher risk of AKI compared to never smokers, with a dose-response relationship observed for smoking duration, pack-years, and intensity.
The risk of AKI associated with smoking, compared to current smokers, began to decrease after 10 years, and became similar to never smokers at 30 years.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases | Read full story