New AHRQ Summary Assesses Evidence on Contrast Media and Prevention of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

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New AHRQ Summary Assesses Evidence on Contrast Media and Prevention of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

An evidence-based summary from AHRQ is available to help clinicians make treatment decisions related to Contrast-Induced Nephropathy (CIN), an acute kidney dysfunction that may occur after exposure to intravascular contrast media and not attributable to other causes. Findings of the summary are based on two systematic reviews.  Researchers found that the risk of CIN does not differ between the various types of contrast mediums, and evidence is limited on strategies to prevent CIN.  To view and download electronic copies of the full research summary, visit the Effective Health Care Program website.