Vitamin C Reduces Incidence of Acute Kidney Failure After Contrast Medium

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A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials compared the use of ascorbic acid with placebo or other treatment options for thrapy of contrast induced-acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) in patients undergoing coronary angiography. Nine randomized, controlled trials reported data on the incidence of CI-AKI in 1,536 patients who had completed the trial and were included in the final analysis. Patients receiving ascorbic acid had 33% less risk of CI-AKI compared with patients receiving placebo or an alternate pharmacological treatment.

(State: 11.12.2014)

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