Category: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Keywords: contrast-induced nephropathy, n-acetylcysteine, NAC (PubMed Search)
A recent meta-analysis has called into question whether contrast-induced AKI even occurs after an IV dye load for radiologic imaging.  This conclusion is most certainly up for debate.
Irrespective of that conclusion, prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy is still important. Is there any benefit to using N-acetylcysteine over normal saline in the ED? Probably not according to a new study. 
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