Effect of theophylline on prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Dai2012EffectOT,
  title={Effect of theophylline on prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Bing Dai and Yawei Liu and Lili Fu and Yongchuan Li and Jiayou Zhang and Changlin Mei},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2012},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={360-70}
}
BACKGROUND Whether treatment with adenosine receptor antagonists such as theophylline can prevent contrast-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) remains controversial. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials using MEDLINE (1966 to July 2011), EMBASE (1980 to July 2011), Web of Science (1986 to July 2011), and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (1996 to July 2011), without language restriction. SETTING & POPULATION Patients undergoing contrast… CONTINUE READING

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