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Acute kidney injury, contrast use vary by PCI operator

Acute kidney injury, contrast use vary by PCI operator
July 21, 2017

Researchers have found significant variation in the incidence of acute kidney injury and contrast use among physicians performing PCI procedures.

Data from a cross-sectional study using the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry CathPCI registry showed that rates of acute kidney injury (AKI) ranged from 0% to 30%. After adjustment for patient characteristics, the mean excess risk for AKI was 43% (median OR = 1.43; 95% CI, 1.41-1.44) for statistically identical patients treated by two random physicians.

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The Take Home: TCT

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Catheter-assisted thrombolysis safe, effective for patients with DVT, postthrombotic syndrome

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