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Proper hydration enhances contrast-induced nephropathy prevention

November 14, 2008 Proper hydration enhances contrast-induced nephropathy prevention By H.A. Abella Pre-imaging intravenous hydration with sodium chloride remains the best prophylactic approach against contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with impaired renal function who must undergo coronary angiography, according to results from a large multicenter trial. Contrast-induced nephropathy leads to considerable complications, prolonged hospital stays, and nearly $200 million a year in healthcare costs. Avoidance of nephrotoxic drugs and adequate periprocedural IV hydration with sodium chloride remain the most widely used strategies for prevention of CIN.

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