Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Improved protocols for contrast agents eliminates new cases of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis

Date:
May 3, 2011
Source:
American Roentgen Ray Society
Summary:
A recent study shows how one medical center implemented strict protocols for administering gadolinium-based contrast agents before imaging and eliminated new cases for nephrogenic system fibrosis.

A recent study shows how one medical center implemented strict protocols for administering gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) before imaging and eliminated new cases for nephrogenic system fibrosis (NSF).

Implementing this protocol is particularly important for patients with diminished kidney function says Dr. Ozden Narin, presenting author for this study. "In the past, we had some patients who developed NSF after they were given a gadolinium-based agent before imaging. We implemented this new policy to see if we could make any change in preventing this condition," she says.

In a retrospective review of 52,954 contrast-enhanced MRIs at Massachusetts General Hospital during a 2.5-year period after this protocol was enforced, no new cases of NSF were identified. After analyzing the results from this study and recognizing that this protocol is indeed effective for preventing NSF, Dr. Narin is hopeful that this procedure will continue to make a difference at her institution and other medical centers. She says, "Now, we only use GBCAs in patients with decreased kidney function in emergent cases and we have procedures in place to pay special attention to those patients and to take all the necessary precautions."

Dr. Narin is delivering a presentation on this study May 3, 2011 at the 2011 ARRS Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by American Roentgen Ray Society. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

American Roentgen Ray Society. "Improved protocols for contrast agents eliminates new cases of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 May 2011. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110503081004.htm>.
American Roentgen Ray Society. (2011, May 3). Improved protocols for contrast agents eliminates new cases of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. ScienceDaily. Retrieved September 2, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110503081004.htm
American Roentgen Ray Society. "Improved protocols for contrast agents eliminates new cases of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110503081004.htm (accessed September 2, 2014).

Share This




More Health & Medicine News

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Get on Your Bike! London Cycling Popularity Soars Despite Danger

Get on Your Bike! London Cycling Popularity Soars Despite Danger

AFP (Sep. 1, 2014) Wedged between buses, lorries and cars, cycling in London isn't for the faint hearted. Nevertheless the number of people choosing to bike in the British capital has doubled over the past 15 years. Duration: 02:27 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Can You Train Your Brain To Eat Healthy?

Can You Train Your Brain To Eat Healthy?

Newsy (Sep. 1, 2014) New research says if you condition yourself to eat healthy foods, eventually you'll crave them instead of junk food. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
We've Got Mites Living In Our Faces And So Do You

We've Got Mites Living In Our Faces And So Do You

Newsy (Aug. 30, 2014) A new study suggests 100 percent of adult humans (those over 18 years of age) have Demodex mites living in their faces. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Liberia Continues Fight Against Ebola

Liberia Continues Fight Against Ebola

AFP (Aug. 30, 2014) Authorities in Liberia try to stem the spread of the Ebola epidemic by raising awareness and setting up sanitation units for people to wash their hands. Duration: 00:41 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins