Prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury by theophylline in elderly patients with chronic kidney disease

@article{Matjka2010PreventionOC,
  title={Prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury by theophylline in elderly patients with chronic kidney disease},
  author={Jan Matějka and Ivo Varvařovsk{\'y} and Petr Vojt{\'i}{\vs}ek and Ale{\vs} Herman and Vladim{\'i}r Rozs{\'i}val and Veronika Borkova and Jir{\'i} Kvasnicka},
  journal={Heart and Vessels},
  year={2010},
  volume={25},
  pages={536-542}
}
Although the optimal strategy for preventing contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) has not yet been established, the current strategy focuses on adequate periprocedural hydration, the use of a low amount of low or iso-osmolar contrast medium, and the application of adjunctive therapies, including hemofiltration, hemodialysis and drugs. Previous trials and meta-analyses concerning the use of the adenosine antagonist theophylline have revealed contradictory results. We sought to evaluate… CONTINUE READING

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