What are the risk factors for gadolinium-based contrast -induced nephropathy (CIN)?

Updated: Dec 18, 2018
  • Author: Anita Basu, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The risk factor profile with gadolinium-based CM is similar to that for iodinated CM; the incidence of acute renal failure is higher in patients with any of the following:

  • Older age
  • Lower baseline creatinine clearance
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Anemia
  • Hypoalbuminemia

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