The medical histories of 75 of these patients have been reviewed in detail, and all had received a gadolinium-based contrast agent
The new guidelines give special attention to gadolinium-based contrast agents
used during MR imaging in light of a rare but potentially fatal condition in patients with advanced kidney disease.
Until this study, there were limited data regarding the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents
in pediatric patients younger than 2 years of age, and there has been a significant need to better understand how they work in our youngest patients, said Dr.
which manufactures the gadolinium-based contrast agent
Magnevist, said that as of Dec.
15 March 2011 - Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc said Monday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist (gadobutrol) Injection, a macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agent
(GBCA), for intravenous use in diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in adults and children (2 years of age and older) to detect and visualize areas with disrupted blood brain barrier (BBB) and/or abnormal vascularity of the central nervous system (CNS).
The Food and Drug Administration issued a public health advisory stating that the agency has received reports of 90 patients with moderate- to end-stage kidney disease who developed the new disease within 2 days to 18 months after they had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) with a gadolinium-based contrast agent
These are performed as multiple breath-hold sequences before and at timed intervals after IV bolus injection of a gadolinium-based contrast agent
Patients with reduced renal function are at risk of developing contrast-induced nephrotoxicity (CIN) following a contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) examination with an iodinated contrast agent (1) and at risk of developing nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) after a contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination with an extracellular gadolinium-based contrast agent
58) Eleven of the 64 patients had a significant increase in serum creatinine after intravenous or intra-arterial administration of iodine-based contrast media, whereas none had increased serum creatinine levels after intravenous administration of a gadolinium-based contrast agent