Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) Consensus Working Panel: Executive summary

Peter A. McCullough*, Fulvio Stacul, Christoph R. Becker, Andy Adam, Norbert Lameire, James A. Tumlin, Charles J. Davidson

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With the advances made in radiology and cardiology, greater numbers of patients are expected to undergo exposure to iodinated contrast media in the years to come. Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) accounts for a significant number of cases of hospital-acquired renal failure, with adverse effects on prognosis and healthcare costs. The CIN Consensus Working Panel is an international multidisciplinary group convened to address the challenges of CIN. The group reviewed 865 published papers, chosen for potential relevance from a comprehensive literature search that identified over 4000 references. The results were used to compile reviews covering the epidemiology and pathogenesis of CIN, baseline renal function measurement, risk assessment, identification of high-risk patients, contrast medium use, and preventive strategies. In this executive summary, consensus statements and an algorithm for the risk stratification and management of CIN are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-197
Number of pages21
JournalReviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 2006


  • Acute renal failure
  • Baseline renal function
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Contrast-induced nephropathy
  • Iodinated contrast media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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