Contrast-induced nephropathy: definition, epidemiology, and patients at risk.

@article{Mehran2006ContrastinducedND,
  title={Contrast-induced nephropathy: definition, epidemiology, and patients at risk.},
  author={Roxana Mehran and Eugenia Nikolsky},
  journal={Kidney international. Supplement},
  year={2006},
  volume={100},
  pages={
          S11-5
        }
}
Radiological procedures utilizing intravascular iodinated contrast media injections are being widely applied for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. This has resulted in an increasing incidence of procedure-related contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). The definition of CIN includes absolute (> or = 0.5 mg/dl) or relative increase (> or = 25%) in serum creatinine at 48-72 h after exposure to a contrast agent compared to baseline serum creatinine values, when alternative explanations for… CONTINUE READING
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