Efficacy of allopurinol pretreatment for prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy: a randomized controlled trial


Erol T., Tekin A., Katircibasi M. T. , Sezgin N. , Bilgi M., Tekin G., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.167, no.4, pp.1396-1399, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 167 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.04.068
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1396-1399

Abstract

Background: Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) remains a common complication of radiographic procedures. Radiocontrast agents can cause a reduction in renal function that may be due to reactive oxygen species. Conflicting evidence suggests that administration of antioxidants prevents CIN.