Added to these is an approach to preventing contrast nephropathy
(an abnormal increase of serum creatinine, a by-product of the breakdown of high-energy phosphates in muscles) during cardiovascular procedures.
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, pathophysiology and prevention.
New chapters on airway, liver transplantation, contrast nephropathy
and its prevention, male pelvis, and female pelvis are included.
Cost-effectiveness of hemofiltration to prevent contrast nephropathy
in patients with chronic kidney disease.
2,3) Angiography is the gold standard for diagnosis; however, its invasive nature, potential for contrast nephropathy
and limited availability makes it a less than optimal screening tool.
However, hematoma at the catheter insertion site and contrast nephropathy
in older patients can occur.
Added to these is a novel approach to preventing contrast nephropathy
during cardiovascular procedures.
Pitfall in nephrology: contrast nephropathy
has to be differentiated from renal damage due to atheroembolic disease.
The COOL RCN pilot study results suggest that mild systemic hypothermia may be an effective approach to prevent contrast nephropathy
The new edition contains updated therapeutics, guidelines on patient safety, an expanded chapter on critical care, and guidelines for DVT and GI prophylaxis and prevention of contrast nephropathy
The reported association of contrast nephropathy
with increased morbidity, mortality, and lengthened hospital stay might justify use of acetylcysteine for prophylaxis of contrast nephropathy
since it is cheap, easy to use, and has a favorable side-effect profile," said Dr.