Which agents are used in hydration therapy to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN)?

Updated: Dec 18, 2018
  • Author: Anita Basu, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Hydration therapy, typically with intravenous saline, is the cornerstone of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) prevention. However, other agents have have demonstrated some benefit in prevention of CIN, including N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and statins.


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