No IV Hydration for Contrast Nephropathy? AMACING Trial Challenges a Cornerstone of Prophylaxis
Dutch researchers are calling into question one of the cornerstone practices of cath labs and radiation suites around the globe: prophylactic hydration to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy. In a randomized trial comparing intravenous saline to no hydration, patients at high risk for contrast nephropathy gained no added protection from hydration during elective procedures that required iodinated contrast.
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