Histomorphological changes after renal X-ray arteriography using iodine and gadolinium contrast media in an ischemic porcine model.
ABSTRACT Gadolinium contrast media (Gd-CM) are regarded as non-nephrotoxic or considerably less nephrotoxic than iodine contrast media (I-CM), and have therefore come to be used as a substitute for I-CM in patients with renal insufficiency in a variety of radiographic examinations.
To investigate renal histomorphological changes caused by Gd-CM in comparison with I-CM after renal X-ray arteriography in an ischemic porcine model,and to evaluate these changes in relation to the nephrotoxicity of the CM used.
Test solutions: gadopentetate, gadodiamide, iohexol, gadobutrol,iopromide, iodixanol, mannitol, and saline. The experiments were performed on 152 animals. Each pig was randomized to receive one test solution injected into the balloon occluded(10 min) right renal artery. The kidneys were evaluated histomorphologically.The severity of histomorphological changes was graded subjectively: 15 minimal, 25 mild, 35 moderate, and 4=marked.
The main histological changes were 1) proximal tubular and glomerular necrosis,2) hemorrhage/congestion of the cortex, medulla, and glomeruli, 3) proximal tubular vacuolation, and 4) protein-filled tubules in the cortex and medulla. Necrosis and hemorrhage/congestion were more frequent after injections with gadopentetate, mannitol solution iso-osmotic to gadopentetate, and gadobutrol compared to all other groups(P<0.001). The degree of necrosis and hemorrhage/congestion was related to the degree of impairment of renal function, but inversely related to vacuolation and tubular protein filling.
In ischemic porcine kidneys, the histomorphological changes caused by Gd-CM are similar to those caused by I-CM. Vacuolation appears to be independent of the osmolality and viscosity of the CM, and does not seem to be an indicator of renal impairment. "High-osmolal" Gd-CM are more nephrotoxic than "low- and iso-osmolal" I-CM when compared in equal volumes of concentrations, resulting in equal X-ray attenuation.
Article: The renal effect of replacement fluids in controlled severe hemorrhagic shock: an experimental study.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: This experimental study examined the effects of resuscitation with Ringer's lactate (RL), 6% hydroxyethyl starch (130/0.4-HES), and the combination of RL and HES on renal function in hemorrhagic shock (HS). Twenty-four male New Zealand white rabbits weighing 2198-3435 g were divided at random into four groups. HS was constituted by maintaining the mean arterial blood pressure at 30 mmHg and blood lactate at >4 mM/L. Subsequently, Group 1 (control) was not resuscitated, while the study rabbits' resuscitation was initiated with RL (Group 2), HES (Group 3), or the combination of RL and HES (Group 4). In all groups, the serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels were observed to be within normal limits, while the lactate dehydrogenase and alpha-1 microglobulin levels statistically significantly increased when time points were compared with beginning values (p<0.05). Furthermore, cystatin-C levels were observed to be increased after the HS (p<0.05), but returned to the normal level after resuscitation in all the study groups. Interleukin (IL)-6 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha levels were increased in all the rabbits after HS (p<0.05), and there were no significant differences among the study groups after resuscitation (p>0.05). There were no differences in the histological imaging between the groups (p>0.05). The 6% HES (130/0.4) did not have any harmful effects on the kidney when it was used alone or in combination with crystalloid for resuscitation of HS in rabbits.Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery: TJTES 09/2009; 15(5):423-32. · 0.33 Impact Factor