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The predictive value of Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL) in early diagnosis of contrast-induced nephropathy upon angioplasthy/ angiography

Author(s): Pahlavan-Sabbagh MR | Khatami SMR | Salari-Far M | Boroumand AA | Davoudi S

Journal: Tehran University Medical Journal
ISSN 1683-1764

Volume: 69;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 502;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Angiography | angioplasty | contrast-induced nephropathy | neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin

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