TITLE

Intravenous N-acetylcysteine prevented contrast nephropathy

PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 140 Issue 1, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study regarding a rapid protocol for the prevention of contrast-induced renal dysfunction, published in the 2003 issue of "Journal of the American College of Cardiology." For this study 80 patients with stable renal dysfunction who were having coronary angiography or coronary intervention were examined. Patients were allocated to rapid protocol or a control protocol. The study concluded that in patients with stable renal dysfunction, a rapid protocol of intravenous IV N-acetyl-cysteine was more effective than prolonged IV saline hydration for preventing contrast nephropathy.
ACCESSION #
12104552

 

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