[Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF)--implications for radiology].

  title={[Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF)--implications for radiology].},
  author={Henrik J. Michaely and HS. Thomsen and Maximilian Reiser and Stefan O. Schoenberg},
  journal={Der Radiologe},
  volume={47 9},
Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a systemic disease with a 5% mortality which was first described in 1997 and which only occurs in patients with severely impaired renal function (GFR <30 ml/min per 1.73 m(2)) and for which an association with previous administration of several Gd-chelates has been observed. According to retrospective case control studies the odds ratio for a patient with severely impaired renal function to develop NSF was increased by a factor of 22-32 when gadodiamide… CONTINUE READING