Can CIN be Treated?

It is generally accepted that there currently is no treatment available to reverse or improve damage to the kidneys once a patient develops CIN. Once CIN develops, patients often stay in the hospital several additional days so fluid levels, kidney function, and potential complications can be monitored until their serum creatinine levels in the blood return to more normal levels. Even if serum creatinine levels return to more normal levels following CIN, patients may be at higher risk for accelerated kidney disease progression, future cardiovascular complications, and death after leaving the hospital.