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non-iodized medium

Caroline Koch, Ségolène Chaudru, Mathieu Lederlin, Vincent Jaquinandi, Adrien Kaladji, Guillaume Mahé
BACKGROUND: The use of imaging is increasing in clinical practice either for diagnosis or intervention. In these aims, contrast medium (CM) is widely used. However, CM administration can induce contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). The incidence of CIN varies from 2% to 50% depending on patient risk factors, and CIN is the third cause of renal insufficiency. To date, methods such as hyperhydration to prevent CIN have a low level of evidence. Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC), which has already proved its efficiency in the cardiology field, seems to be a promising technique for CIN prevention...
April 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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