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Prevention of Contrast Associated Acute Kidney Injury

Clinicians have been worrying about contrast induced nephropathy for decades. I’m referring to acute kidney injury caused by the infusion of iodinated agents used as part of imaging studies such CT scans. Over time it became standard practice to infuse fluid such as saline or sodium bicarbonate solution as a preventative agent. Patients thought to…

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Prevention of Contrast-Associated Acute Kidney Injury

The infusion of iodinated contrast materials as an aid to a variety of imaging studies is associated with the development of acute renal failure (now typically called acute kidney injury). This nephropathy almost always occurs in predisposed patients. Risk factors include pre-existing kidney disease, advanced age (>75), diabetic nephropathy, and congestive heart failure. The common…

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