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Sodium bicarbonate-based hydration prevents contrast-induced nephropathy: a meta-analysis

  • Pascal Meier1,
  • Dennis T Ko2,
  • Akira Tamura3,
  • Umesh Tamhane1 and
  • Hitinder S Gurm1, 4Email author
BMC Medicine20097:23

Received: 09 February 2009

Accepted: 13 May 2009

Published: 13 May 2009

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Original Submission
9 Feb 2009 Submitted Original manuscript
15 Feb 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Richard Solomon
2 Mar 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rainer Birck
17 Mar 2009 Author responded Author comments - Hitinder S. Gurm
Resubmission - Version 2
17 Mar 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 2
13 May 2009 Editorially accepted
13 May 2009 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-7-23

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Authors’ Affiliations

University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, USA
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Internal Medicine 2, Oita University, Yufu, Japan
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, USA