Use of the RenalGuard system to prevent contrast-induced AKI: A meta-analysis.

@article{Mattathil2017UseOT,
  title={Use of the RenalGuard system to prevent contrast-induced AKI: A meta-analysis.},
  author={Stephanie Mattathil and Saad Sultan Ghumman and Jonathan Weinerman and Anand M. Prasad},
  journal={Journal of interventional cardiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={480-487}
}
BACKGROUND Contrast-induced kidney injury (CI-AKI) following cardiovascular interventions results in increased morbidity and mortality. RenalGuard (RG) is a novel, closed loop system which balances volume administration with forced diuresis to maintain a high urine output. We performed a meta-analysis of the existing data comparing use of RG to conventional volume expansion. METHODS Ten studies were found eligible, of which four were randomized controlled trials. Of an aggregate sample size… CONTINUE READING