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Allergies, Contrast-induced Nephropathy, Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis, and Extravasation.

Time:

2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Author:

Richard Cohan, MD, Jeffrey Weinreb, MD, Jeffrey Newhouse, MD, and James Ellis, MD

Code: RC107

Objective:

This session will discuss the utility and use of premedication in patients at increased risk of having adverse reactions to iodinated and gadolinium-based contrast media. The session will highlight the current thinking about contrast-media induced nephrotoxicity, including the frequency with which it occurs, whether there are patients at increased risk, and whether any measures can be carried out to minimize the likelihood of its developing. Attendees will be informed about recent developments concerning nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, including postulated mechanisms and recommendations for minimizing its occurrence. The session will review contrast media extravasations, including the frequency with which they occur, how often severe injuries develop, and whether there is any effective treatment.

 

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