Contrast Media Safety Issues and ESUR Guidelines by H.S. Thomsen

By H.S. Thomsen

In 1994 the ecu Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) organize a committee to think about the security of the distinction media utilized in radiology departments. when you consider that then, the committee has puzzled individuals, reviewed the literature, proposed instructions, and mentioned those proposals with contributors on the annual symposia on urogenital radiology. This publication represents the result of this tough paintings. It includes all the agreed instructions, up to date whilst priceless, and thereby comprehensively covers the numerous various issues of safety in relation to the various distinction media: barium distinction media, iodinated distinction media, MR distinction media (both gadolinium-based extracellular and organ-specific) and ultrasound distinction media. The prevention and remedy of either acute and behind schedule non-renal opposed reactions in addition to the renal hostile reactions are coated intimately. The inclusion of all of the ESUR instructions inside one ebook will supply a useful, distinctive and unheard of resource.

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J Invas Cardiol 15:133–138 Ueda S, Mori H, Matsumoto S et al (2001) True delayed adverse reactions to non-ionic contrast media: does it really exist? Eur Radiol 11 [Suppl 1]:377 Vavricka SR, Halter J, Furrer K et al (2002) Contrast media triggering cutaneous graft-versus-host disease. Bone Marrow Transplant 29:899–901 Vernassiere C, Trechot P, Commun N et al (2004) Low negative predictive value of skin tests in investigating delayed reactions to radio-contrast media. Contact Dermatitis 50:359–366 Watanabe H, Sueki H, Nakada T et al (1999) Multiple fixed drug eruption caused by iomeprol (Iomeron), a nonionic contrast medium.

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1996), however, found no difference in the frequency of late skin reactions between iodixanol and ioxaglate. The nonionic dimer iotrolan was withdrawn in 1995 because of the high incidence of late reactions, particularly skin reactions, initially reported from Japan but subsequently also from the USA (Hosoya et al. 2000; Niendorf 1996). 4 Reaction Onset and Duration Late skin reactions after contrast medium develop within 1–7 days with the majority occurring within the first 3 days (Hosoya et al.

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