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IV Sodium Bicarbonate Does Not Reduce AKI Risk After Angiography

Contrast-associated acute kidney injury occurred in 9.5% and 9.1% of patients receiving IV sodium bicarbonate and acetylcysteine, respectively, rates which did not differ significantly from the 8.3% rate among those receiving IV sodium chloride.
Predictor of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Identified

Study Questions Prophylactic Hydration as Standard Care for CIN

High-risk patients who did not receive guidelines-recommended prophylactic hydration prior to procedures requiring iodinated contrast media had the same rate of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) as patients who received usual care, according to results from the phase 3 AMACING trial published online ahead of print in The Lancet.1 CIN refers to the decline in renal function…
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