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Acute kidney injury: intravenous fluid to prevent contrast-induced AKI.

Weisbord SD, Palevsky PM. Acute kidney injury: intravenous fluid to prevent contrast-induced AKI. Nature reviews. Nephrology. 2009 May 1; 5(5):256-7.

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Trials that compared sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride for the prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury have yielded highly conflicting results. The authors of a recent meta-analysis endeavored to provide a definitive assessment of the relative efficacy of these two intravenous fluids.

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