The prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy.

  title={The prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy.},
  author={Trang H Au and Anne L Bruckner and Syed Maqsood Mohiuddin and Daniel E. Hilleman},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  volume={48 10},
OBJECTIVE Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a complication which may develop after exposure to iodinated contrast media. The resulting acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with an increase in both short- and long-term morbidity and mortality, increased hospital length of stay, and greater health care costs. The pathophysiological mechanism associated with the development of CIN remains unknown. This narrative review summarizes the pathophysiology, risk factors, and current evidence for… CONTINUE READING
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