Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) versus Contrast-induced Nephropathy (CIN) is a user-friendly app designed by academic radiologists to help you choose the safest contrast agent (iodine or gadolinium) when imaging patients with renal impairment. It is an easy and convenient way to help healthcare professionals in their daily practices, including nurses, physician assistants, radiology technologists, medical students, interns, residents, clinicians, surgeons, oncologists, nephrologists, urologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists and other medical specialists.
Choosing the right agent for the right patient remains a challenge, and one should always weigh the risks and benefits of each option. This app provides a simple and practical approach to minimize the risk of developing NSF and CIN.
Features: • Simple, Secure and Intuitive. • Calculates GFR for adults only. • Uses 3 separate eGFR calculators (CKD-EPI Creatinine 2009, MDRD and CKD-EPI Cystatin and Creatinine 2012 equations) . • Estimates the risks of NSF and CIN after intravenous (IV) administration of contrast media (not intra-arterial injection!). * Risk stratification and recommended action based on eGFR. * Simple and practical recommendations on how to proceed in patients with renal impairment referred for CECT/CEMRI. • An updated overview of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) and contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). • Contrast Media Facts (more information about CM). * No ads, subscriptions or in-app purchasing. * No Internet connection required. It is fully functional when offline. * No login or sign up required and no personal data collected from the user. • Includes sources of information (references)
"This app aggregates multiple eGFR calculators into a single app and integrates text-based contrast imaging protocol decision support. Data for both CIN and NSF for respective contrast media subclasses are conveniently centralized and summarized, with tailored presentation of evidence-based risk estimates and suggested protocol guidance for a given eGFR. This can facilitate protocolling decisions for patients with borderline renal function by providing a single reference for both MR and CT contrast agents, which is unique among app-based eGFR calculators." - Journal of Digital Imaging (2016)
About the authors:
Sandro Fenelon, MD Attending Radiologist, Abdominal Imaging Division Sao Paulo State Cancer Institute (ICESP), University of Sao Paulo, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology and Oncology, Brazil
Frederico F. de Souza, MD Director, Body Imaging Division Assistant Professor of Radiology University of Mississippi Medical Center, UMMC, USA
The U.S. FDA´s Regulation and Oversight of Mobile Medical Applications: * This app is NOT considered to be a medical device and FDA´s regulation is NOT applicable.