Shi-qun Chen

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We investigated whether hyperuricemia is an independent predictor of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) and mortality in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In a single-center study of 1772 patients undergoing PCI, the development of CI-AKI and mortality during a 2.8-year median follow-up period was assessed. The(More)
We investigated whether high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels were associated with contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) and long-term mortality after coronary angiography (CAG). Patients (N = 2133) undergoing CAG with preprocedural hsCRP were consecutively enrolled. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein was measured before angiography. Median(More)
High-dose atorvastatin pretreatment was proved reducing the risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI), especially in patients with high C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. We evaluated the effects of common atorvastatin doses (double vs usual) on the risk of CI-AKI and mortality.We recorded outcomes from 1319 patients who were administered(More)
We determined a relatively safe contrast media volume-to-creatinine clearance (V/CrCl) cutoff value to avoid contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients (n = 111) with reduced ejection fraction (<40%). Improved prediction of CIN in these patients would be useful. Multivariate regression models were used to(More)
The potential value of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) for contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) in patients with heart failure and mid-range ejection fraction (HFmrEF) is unclear. We investigated whether NT-proBNP is associated with CI-AKI and long-term mortality following elective cardiac catheterization in patients with(More)
The potential value of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) for contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) in patients with heart failure and mid-range ejection fraction (HFmrEF) is unclear. We investigated whether NT-proBNP is associated with CI-AKI and long-term mortality following elective cardiac catheterization in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND There is no consistent evidence to suggest the association of plasma lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]) with long-term mortality in patients undergoing coronary angiography (CAG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). HYPOTHESIS Level of Lp(a) is associated with long-term mortality following CAG or PCI. METHODS We enrolled 1684 patients with plasma(More)
Cystatin C is considered to be a better alternative to creatinine for estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR). The aim of this study was to investigate whether a contrast volume to estimated GFR based on cystatin C (V/eGFRcys) is a better predictor of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). We enrolled 1195 consecutive patients undergoing elective cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the potential effect of hydration intensity on the role of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) on contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with renal insufficiency. METHODS All eligible patients were included and stratified according to hydration intensity defined as(More)
Contrast medium (CM) is widely used in cardiac catheterization; however, it may induce acute kidney injury or renal failure, although the underlying mechanism remains to be elucidated. MicroRNA‑21 (miR‑21) is involved in renal disease and has been indicated to regulate cellular apoptosis and fibrosis, although its role in CM‑induced renal cell injury is(More)