Contrast nephropathy following computed tomography angiography of the chest for pulmonary embolism in the emergency department.

@article{Mitchell2007ContrastNF,
  title={Contrast nephropathy following computed tomography angiography of the chest for pulmonary embolism in the emergency department.},
  author={Alice M. Mitchell and Jeffrey A. Kline},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  year={2007},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={50-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the frequency of contrast nephropathy after computed tomography angiography (CTA) to rule out pulmonary embolism (PE) in the emergency department (ED) setting. METHODS We prospectively followed patients undergoing CTA for PE, while in the ED, for 45 days. Patients who refused follow-up or were receiving hemodialysis were excluded. Severe renal failure was defined as an increase in creatinine > or = 3.0 mg dL(-1) or a need for hemodialysis within the follow-up period… CONTINUE READING

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