Prevention of Renal Radiocontrast Nephropathy
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First Things First (assess and treat for the following)
- Prevention is better than cure: if GFR < 50 mL/min/1.73m3, especially if additional risk factors are present, consider alternative imaging modality.
- If radiocontrast is needed, use a low-osmolar agent and minimize the dose.
- Defined as increase in serum creatinine of 25% from baseline within 1-4 days after contrast administration