Ming-Kun Huang

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use of N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a potent antioxidant, to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). METHODS We prospectively studied 209 patients (106 in the NAC group and 103 in the control group) who received contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) in the emergency department (ED). The NAC group received intravenous NAC(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to assess the diagnostic value of D-dimer in patients with suspected acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) and to evaluate the correlation between D-dimer levels and the severity of bowel necrosis. METHODS A prospective, noninterventional study of 67 patients with clinical suspicion of AMI was performed. Measurement of(More)
BACKGROUND There have been few studies focusing on the incidence and risk factors for elderly patients undergoing computed tomography (CT) scans with intravascular contrast medium, who develop contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in the emergency department (ED). Our objective was to investigate the incidence of and risk factors for, CIN in elderly patients(More)
An 81-year-old male presented with lower abdominal pain radiating to back associated with diaphoresis. He received endovascular repair of an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm 21 months ago. Triple phase abdominal CT showed impending aneurysm rupture secondary to endoleak. After re-stenting and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, he had an uneventful(More)
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