Association Between Gadolinium Contrast Exposure and the Risk of Parkinsonism.

@article{Welk2016AssociationBG,
  title={Association Between Gadolinium Contrast Exposure and the Risk of Parkinsonism.},
  author={Blayne Welk and Eric McArthur and Sarah Anne Morrow and Penny A. MacDonald and Jade S. Hayward and Andrew Leung and Andrea Lum},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2016},
  volume={316 1},
  pages={
          96-8
        }
}
Association Between Gadolinium Contrast Exposure and the Risk of Parkinsonism Gadolinium-based contrast agents are used for enhancement during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Safety concerns have emerged over retained gadolinium in the globus pallidi.1,2 Neurotoxic effects have been seen in animals and when gadolinium is given intrathecally in humans.1 In July 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration stated that it was unknown whether gadolinium deposits were harmful. The substantia nigra… CONTINUE READING
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