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Iodinated contrast media in CT not associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury

 

 

This article summarizes a recently-published study designed to determine how often acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs after contrast-enhanced and non contrast

enhanced CT in the emergency setting. The results of the propensity-matched, case-controlled study, showed that there was no difference in the frequency of AKI

between enhanced and non-enhanced patients undergoing CT, suggesting that the current fear of triggering AKI by intravenous contrast media is not supported

by objective data.


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