Contrast induced acute kidney injury

Jon Griffin made this Freedom of Information request to Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

The following questions concern patients undergoing radiological investigations or procedures involving iodinated contrast media (this would involve the departments of radiology, vascular, MAU and renal):

1. Does your institution have specific guidelines/policy for the recognition and management of patients at risk of contrast induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) for the following procedures:
a. contrast enhanced CT scans
b. angiogram, angioplasty and stenting
c. endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)

2. If available please send the guidelines/policy by email.

3. When was this guideline last reviewed and/or revised?

4. What strategies does your institution use to manage patients at risk of CI-AKI?

5. Do you routinely involve a renal physician in the pre and post procedure management of patients at risk of CI-AKI who are having a contrast enhanced investigation or interventional procedure?

6. Do patients at risk of CI-AKI routinely have post procedure serum urea, creatinine, eGFR and electrolytes measured? If so, at what time post procedure does this happen?

Yours faithfully,

Jon Griffin

FOI, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Griffin

I confirm that the Trust has received your request for information, and is dealing with it as an FOI request.
It has been assigned the reference number 2012.375
You should expect a response by 02 January 2013.

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Yours sincerely

Associate Information Governance Manager
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Third Floor, Charlesworth Building
Tameside General Hospital
Fountain Street
Lancashire OL6 9RW
0161 922 6936

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