Contrast-induced nephropathy: update with special emphasis on patients with diabetes

Curr Diab Rep. 2007 Dec;7(6):454-8. doi: 10.1007/s11892-007-0077-4.


Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) continues to be a significant complication of the increasing use of iodinated contrast media. There have been few new insights into pathogenesis; despite multiple strategies aimed at prophylaxis, very few have proven efficacious. This article reviews our current knowledge regarding CIN, with emphasis on patients with diabetes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Contrast Media / adverse effects*
  • Diabetic Nephropathies / chemically induced*
  • Diabetic Nephropathies / epidemiology
  • Diabetic Nephropathies / pathology
  • Diabetic Nephropathies / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Renal Dialysis


  • Contrast Media