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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.