Decrease in unjustified use of n-acetylcysteine (nac) through pharmacist intervention and patient cost saving.
- At: 2009 FIP Congress in Istanbul (Turkey)
- Type: Poster
- By: LATEEF, Shaikh Hussam (AKUH, Karachi, Pakistan)
- Co-author(s): Sheikh, Abdul Latif (AKUH, KARACHI, Pakistan)
Raza, Syed Shamim (AKUH, KARACHI, Pakistan)
Hammad, Muhammad (AKUH, KARACHI, Pakistan)
Muttaqi Shah, Syed Shaukat Ali (AKUH, KARACHI, Pakistan)
Khan, Shahjahan (AKUH, KARACHI, Pakistan)
Introduction/Background: The use of NAC reduced the incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients undergoing primary angioplasty secondary to acute myocardial infarction and heart catheterization after its intravenous and oral administration pre and post procedures. Serum creatinine is used currently as an effective tool to assess.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.