TITLE

Intravenous N-acetylcysteine prevented contrast nephropathy: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Barrett, Brendan
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." Prevention of contrast nephropathy is important for patients who are at risk because the consequences may include dialysis or death. The rapid IV N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) protocol used in the study showed efficacy similar to other clinical trials using more prolonged, lower-dose oral regimens. The results from this study support the growing body of evidence favoring the use of NAC and extend our knowledge of its dosage and route of administration.
ACCESSION #
12104553

 

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