Iodinated contrast media are essential for diagnostic and interventional radiological and cardiological procedures, but may cause kidney damage. Intravenous hydration is the current cornerstone for prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury; however, new data from the AMACING trial suggest that this approach might not be beneficial in low-risk patients.
Refers to Nijssen, E. C. et al. Prophylactic hydration to protect renal function from intravascular iodinated contrast material in patients at high risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (AMACING): a prospective, randomised, phase 3, controlled, open-label, non-inferiority trial. Lancethttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30057-0 (2017)