Saturday, November 13, 2010

A2.12

Contrast-medium-induced nephropathy is usually transient.  When does the serum creatinine level peak and when does it return to baseline?

A. Contrast-medium-induced nephropathy is usually transient, with serum creatinine levels peaking at 3 days after administration of the medium and returning to baseline within 10 days after administration.  Here is an article from the New England Journal of Medicine covering everything you ever wanted to know about contrast-induced nephropathy.  (January 26, 2006  Vol. 354 No. 4)


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