Prevention of contrast-induced AKI--the ongoing saga.
Comparisons of sodium chloride and sodium bicarbonate for the prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury have produced inconclusive results. A new study by Klima et al. shows that sodium chloride provides greater renal protection than does sodium bicarbonate following exposure to contrast medium. However, this finding should be interpreted with caution.
Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA.
SourceNature reviews. Nephrology 8:5 2012 May pg 260-1
MeSHAcute Kidney Injury
Glomerular Filtration Rate
Pub Type(s)Journal Article