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BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of chronic angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor administration on the development of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients undergoing coronary angiography. METHODS A total of 230 patients with renal insufficiency and age > or =65 years were divided into two groups(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of diabetic and pre-diabetic state on the development of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in chronic kidney disease patients undergoing coronary angiography. METHODS A total of 421 patients with Cockcroft clearance between 15 and 60 ml/min were divided into three groups [diabetes(More)
PURPOSE To compare the outcomes of vascular access (VA) procedures performed using physical examination (PE) alone to PE and ultrasound vein mapping for assessment of patients needing hemodialysis access. METHODS Comparative analysis of data obtained by retrospective review of records of 63 patients who underwent PE and vascular mapping (VM) using colored(More)
OBJECTIVES Hyperuricemia as a risk factor for contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) has not been studied. BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of hyperuricemia on the development of CIN in patients undergoing coronary angiography. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study. A total of 266 patients with a mean age of 58.33(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we aimed to investigate the underlying ethiological factors in chiari malformation (CM) type-I (CMI) via performing volumetric and morphometric length-angle measurements. METHODS A total of 66 individuals [33 patients (20-65 years) with CMI and 33 control subjects] were included in this study. In sagittal MR images, tonsillar(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Metabolic syndrome (MS) as a risk factor for contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) has not been studied. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of MS on the development of CIN in patients undergoing coronary angiography. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study. A total of 219 non-diabetic patients with reduced kidney(More)
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