GFR VS. Creatinine

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  • 1. GFR VS. CREATININE Meredith Mills, Corrie Phillips, Karen Porter and Andrea Sheley College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma - 2010

2. Identification of the Problem With increased use of contrast media (CM) in diagnostic and interventional procedures, contrast-induced nephropathy(CIN) has become one of the leading causes of hospital- acquired acute renal failure (Solomon 2006). CIN is a complex syndrome of acute renal failure occurring after the administration of iodinated contrast media (Pucelikova 2008). 3. Identification of the Problem The incidence of CIN in the general population is