Treatment of the adverse effects of contrast media.

Abstract

Although low-osmolar contrast media are relatively safe, a moderate non-life-threatening reaction requiring some treatment does occur in 0.2-0.4% of patients. A severe life-threatening reaction can be expected in 0.04% of patients. Prompt recognition and treatment are invaluable in blunting the adverse response of a patient to radiographic contrast material and may prevent the reaction from becoming severe or even life-threatening. Radiologists and their staff should review treatment protocols regularly so that each can play his/her role efficiently. Knowledge, training, and preparation are crucial for guaranteeing appropriate and effective therapy in the event of an adverse contrast-related event. On the basis of a review of the literature, we suggest a treatment protocol.

Statistics

0100200'05'06'07'08'09'10'11'12'13'14'15'16'17
Citations per Year

90 Citations

Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 90 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

Cite this paper

@article{Thomsen1998TreatmentOT, title={Treatment of the adverse effects of contrast media.}, author={Henrik Segelcke Thomsen and William H. Bush}, journal={Acta radiologica}, year={1998}, volume={39 3}, pages={212-8} }