Acute reactions to intravascular contrast media: types, risk factors, recognition, and specific treatment.

@article{Bush1991AcuteRT,
  title={Acute reactions to intravascular contrast media: types, risk factors, recognition, and specific treatment.},
  author={William H. Bush and Dennis P. Swanson},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1991},
  volume={157 6},
  pages={1153-61}
}
Acute, potentially life-threatening systemic reactions to contrast media are less frequent with lower osmolality, nonionic contrast agents, but they are not totally eliminated. Severe reactions remain a reality in all radiology departments. Typical reactions to contrast media include nausea and/or vomiting, scattered to extensive urticaria, bronchospastic reaction, hypotension (isolated) with compensating tachycardia, anaphylactoid reaction, vagal reaction, cardiovascular collapse, convulsion… CONTINUE READING
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