Prevention of intravenous contrast-induced nephropathy in hospital inpatients.
Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2008 Mar;7(1):1-4
Authors: Kakkar R, Sobieszczyk P, Binkert CA, Faxon DP, Mortele KJ, Singh AK
Intravenous contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is associated with significant in-hospital morbidity. Numerous studies examining various contrast agents and the risks of CIN have identified associated risk factors. A body of literature has emerged identifying strategies to reduce the incidence of CIN in at-risk patients. On the basis of the recently published clinical trial data and guidelines from the major radiologic societies, we developed an algorithmic approach to CIN prophylaxis in hospital inpatients.
PMID: 18458660 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]