Prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy in vascular surgery patients.

  title={Prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy in vascular surgery patients.},
  author={David Kirk Lawlor and Louise M. Moist and Guy A Derose and Kenneth A. Harris and Marjorie B Lovell and Stewart W Kribs and James L. Elliot and Thomas L. Forbes},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  volume={21 5},
Presently, only hydration and N-acetylcysteine have been shown to be effective in decreasing the incidence of radiographic contrast-induced nephropathy. We investigated the role of N-acetylcysteine and various hydration protocols in vascular surgery patients undergoing angiography. A single-center, randomized, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in patients with stable, preexisting renal dysfunction undergoing elective, outpatient angiography. Patients were randomized to outpatient oral… CONTINUE READING