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Nat Rev Nephrol. 2009 May;5(5):256-7. doi: 10.1038/nrneph.2009.26.

Acute kidney injury: intravenous fluid to prevent contrast-induced AKI.

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  • 1Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA. weisbordsd@upmc.edu

Abstract

Trials that compared sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride for the prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury have yielded highly conflicting results. The authors of a recent meta-analysis endeavored to provide a definitive assessment of the relative efficacy of these two intravenous fluids.

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