Acetylcysteine for prevention of contrast nephropathy: meta-analysis.

@article{Birck2003AcetylcysteineFP,
  title={Acetylcysteine for prevention of contrast nephropathy: meta-analysis.},
  author={Rainer Birck and Stefan Krzossok and Florian Markowetz and Peter Schnuelle and Fokko Johannes van der Woude and Claude Braun},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2003},
  volume={362 9384},
  pages={598-603}
}
BACKGROUND Contrast nephropathy is associated with increased in-hospital morbidity and mortality and leads to extension of hospital stay in patients with chronic renal insufficiency. Acetylcysteine seems to be a safe and inexpensive way to reduce contrast nephropathy. We aimed to assess the efficacy of acetylcysteine to prevent contrast nephropathy after administration of radiocontrast media in patients with chronic renal insufficiency. METHODS We did a meta-analysis of randomised controlled… CONTINUE READING

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