Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hydration in contrast-induced acute kidney injury
Carlo Briguori, Gerolama Condorelli
The Lancet, Volume 383, Issue 9931, Pages 1786 - 1788, 24 May 2014

Contrast-induced acute kidney injury is associated with prolonged hospital stay, increased health-care costs, and raised risk of both further deterioration of kidney function and unfavourable clinical outcome.1 A general consensus exists for the beneficial effect of hydration in preventing contrast-induced acute kidney injury. Hydration increases urine flow rates,2 reduces the concentration of contrast media in the tubule, and expedites excretion of contrast media, thus reducing the length of time that tubular cells are exposed to the toxic effects of contrast media. 

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