The Impact of Serum Creatinine, Albumin, Age, and Gender on the Development of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Patients Exposed to Contrast Agent Upon Admission to the Emergency Department


CUREUS, vol.12, no.10, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.7759/cureus.11051
  • Journal Name: CUREUS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Background and objectives As the stage progresses in chronic kidney disease (CKD), the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) also increases. Serum albumin level is the strongest predictor of CIN development in patients with CKD. It is widely known that females of age 75 are at risk for the development of CIN. Our study aims to investigate the impact of age, gender, serum creatinine, and albumin levels on the development of CIN in patients who were admitted to the emergency department and have had contrast-enhanced computerized tomography (CECT) for diagnosis.