Tag Archives: gadolinium

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis and the FDA’s Warnings

There is an article (Change in Use of Gadolinium-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Studies in Kidney Disease Patients After US Food and Drug Administration Warnings: A Cross-sectional Study of Veterans Affairs Health Care System Data From 2005-2008 ) and an editorial (Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis and Gadolinium-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Does a US Food and Drug Administration Alert…

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Dermal Deposits of Gadolinium in NSF

The gadolinium and NSF story continues to become clearer. A paper in the July issue of the Clinical Journal of the ASN shows deposition of gadolinium in the skin of a patient who developed Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF). Traces of iron were also found. NSF is seen exclusively in patients with renal failure; most of…

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Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

As if the world weren’t dangerous enough new diseases keeping popping up like, well new diseases. Over the past few years, nephrologists have recognized a new skin disease that was previously called nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy, but which has been rechristened Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis. The current issue of the NEJM describes another patient with this disorder….

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