ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY: Intravenous hydration for the prevention of CIAKI
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)