Prophylaxis against repeated radiocontrast media reactions in 857 cases. Adverse experience with cimetidine and safety of beta-adrenergic antagonists.


Eight hundred fifty-seven radiocontrast media (RCM) procedures were performed from 1974 to 1984 in 743 patients who previously had experienced an immediate generalized (anaphylactoid) reaction to RCM. During the 695 intravascular infusions of RCM, prednisone-diphenhydramine hydrochloride pretreatment of 415 essential repeated RCM procedures from 1974 to… (More)


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