Which factors are used to predict the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN)?

Updated: Feb 21, 2020
  • Author: Anita Basu, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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A systematic review by Silver et al identified 12 models for predicting risk of CIN. Most of the higher-performing models included the following factors:

  • Preexisting chronic kidney disease
  • Older age
  • Diabetes
  • Heart failure or impaired ejection fraction
  • Hypotension or shock

However, the review concluded that most of the models have only modest predictive ability, and are relevant only to patients receiving contrast for coronary angiography. [59]

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