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Acute renal failure from contrast medium: … and remember simple and cheap measures

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 21 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:653
  1. Amit Patel, senior house officer in cardiology (
  1. Heart Hospital, London W1G 8PH

    EDITOR—Mathew et al describe some of the risk factors and consequences of contrast induced nephropathy, a condition increasingly encountered after elective and emergency cardiac angiography and angioplasty.1 The role of N-acetylcysteine in preventing this common condition …

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