Prophylaxis of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients undergoing coronary angiography.

  title={Prophylaxis of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients undergoing coronary angiography.},
  author={Briain D Macneill and Scott A Harding and Hasan Bazari and Kristen K Patton and Pedro Colon-Hernadez and Denise DeJoseph and Ik Kyung Jang},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  volume={60 4},
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a common complication of cardiac catheterization, reported to result in a 15% incidence of acute renal failure. Convincing evidence supports the prophylactic use of prehydration and low volumes of contrast medium. Recently, the antioxidant acetylcysteine has been shown to have a potential preventive role. The aim of this study was to examine the hypothesis that acetylcysteine prevents CIN. Patients undergoing cardiac catheterization with a serum creatinine… CONTINUE READING
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