Contrast induced acute kidney injury

Jon Griffin made this Freedom of Information request to Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Birmingham Women ’s 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

Heather Champion, Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Griffin

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - our ref R252-12

I acknowledge receipt of your request today, 30 November 2012, as detailed
below and confirm that it is being handled appropriately under the terms
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request has been forwarded to the relevant department/s and I will
write to you again as soon as such information as we hold and are able to
disclose is forthcoming. In any event this will be on or before 2 January
2013.

If in the meantime you have any comment or further query to make in
relation to this matter, please contact me quoting the above reference
number.

Yours sincerely

Heather Champion
Information Governance Manager
Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 44 (0)121 607 4720
E-mail: [Birmingham Women ’s NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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FOI Team (BWH), Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Griffin

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - our ref R252-12

 

Further to my acknowledgement of 30 November 2012, the Trust has reviewed
your request and is now able to respond.

 

At the outset I should explain that Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation
Trust is primarily a Women's Hospital providing Maternity, Obstetrics,
Gynaecology and Neonatology services only, along with related services in
Genetics and Fertility.  We do not hold the information you have requested
as we do not perform investigations such as you describe in house; should
the need arise, patients would be referred to University Hospitals NHS
Foundation Trust. For this reason we do not have any ‘specific
guidelines/policy’ for the recognition and management of CI-AKI in this
Trust.

 

In view of the above we are also unable to provide any information
regarding your remaining questions.

 

If you have not done so already you might wish to contact UHB directly;
their website email link is: [1][email address]

 

I trust that the above is helpful. If however, you wish to complain about
the handling of your request or the content of this reply, please do not
hesitate to contact me again and I will try to assist further.  It would
be helpful if you could explain the reasons for your dissatisfaction and
quote the above reference. Should local resolution fail, you may request
an independent internal review and ultimately you may appeal to the
Information Commissioner's Office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Heather Champion

Information Governance Manager

Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

 

Tel: 44 (0)121 607 4720

E-mail: [2][Birmingham Women ’s NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

 

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