This study states that the Postcontrast acute kidney injury (PC-AKI) is a dreaded complication of peripheral vascular interventions (PVIs) that depends on the volume of contrast administered as well as a patient’s baseline kidney function. However, there is currently no guidance on the volume of contrast that is considered safe especially for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study aims to characterize the incidence, risk factors for, and outcomes after PC-AKI and define thresholds of safety for contrast volume. The Vascular Quality Initiative files for PVI (2010-2018) were reviewed. Patients on dialysis, with renal transplants, or who developed a bleeding complication were excluded. Only records with complete data on baseline creatinine, contrast volume, and PC-AKI (creatinine increase of ≥0.5 mg/dL, or new dialysis requirement) were included. The cumulative incidence of PC-AKI with contrast volume at each stage of CKD was derived. A safe threshold for contrast volume was defined as the volume at which the cumulative incidence of PC-AKI is 0.5% or less. Multivariable logistic regression was used to define risk factors for PC-AKI, and survival analysis was performed using Kaplan-Meier and multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression.

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