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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 753-765
Prevention of iodinated contrast induced acute kidney injury (ICI­-AKI) - what have we learnt so far?


Department of Medicine, Nephrology Section, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar

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Muhammad Asim
Department of Medicine, Nephrology Section, Hamad General Hospital P.O. Box 3050, Doha
Qatar
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The use of imaging modalities and endovascular procedures has escalated phenol­menally in the last two decades. In view of increasing number of elderly patients, rising incidence of chronic kidney disease and diabetes along with the complication of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis with gadolinium, a large patient population will be at risk of developing iodinated contrast induced acute kidney injury (ICI-AKI) which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality and increased health care costs. Hence a search for more effective ways to prevent ICI­AKI continues to be a focus within the medical community.


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