Nephrotoxicity related to contrast media.

  title={Nephrotoxicity related to contrast media.},
  author={K{\aa}re Berg},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology},
  volume={34 5},
  • Kåre Berg
  • Published 2000 in Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology
The numbers of contrast media (CM)-enhanced examinations are increasing. The annual sale of iodine for CM now represents 60 million CM doses a year world-wide. In spite of improvements in chemical structure, CM are still the third leading cause of hospital-acquired acute renal failure. The definition of contrast nephropathy (CN) is discussed, as well as the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis. Low osmolar contrast media (LOCM) are less nephrotoxic than high osomolar contrast media (HOCM… CONTINUE READING

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