BioMed Research International

Side Effects of Radiographic Contrast Media


Publishing date
07 Mar 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
18 Oct 2013

1Department of Health Sciences, Campus “Salvatore Venuta,” Viale Europa, Località Germaneto, Catanzaro, Italy

2Nephrology Unit, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University (Rangsit Campus), Klong Luang, Pathumtani 12121, Thailand

3University of Vermont College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT, USA


Side Effects of Radiographic Contrast Media

Description

Radiographic contrast media are widely used in clinical practice. Their use, however, may lead to tissue and organ dysfunction involving thyroid and kidneys especially in patients with renal function already reduced and in those with diabetes. The continued growth in radiographic examinations means that increasing number of patients are exposed to radiographic contrast media, which may result in a high incidence of organ dysfunction associated with their use, being, for instance, the third leading cause of hospital-acquired acute renal failure accounting for 12% of all cases. Hence, there is considerable and evermore growing interest in the prevention of the side effects of these drugs, but unfortunately few pharmacologic interventions have been found to be beneficial.

We particularly take an interest in manuscripts that report the endothelial damage by radiographic contrast media, the effects of radiographic contrast media on thyroid function, the nephrotoxicity of contrast media and the means to prevent it, the effects of contrast media in diabetics and in uremic patients, the hypersensitivity reactions to contrast media, and reviews that summarize the results of clinical trials using contrast media toxicity. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Type of organ dysfunction
  • Clinical aspects of organ damage
  • Clinical trials of contrast media toxicity
  • Mechanisms of tissue and organ damage
  • Measures of prevention of organ damage
  • Different toxicity of different contrast media

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 872574
  • - Editorial

Side Effects of Radiographic Contrast Media

Michele Andreucci
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 568738
  • - Review Article

Novel Biomarkers for Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury

Carlo Briguori | Cristina Quintavalle | ... | Gerolama Condorelli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 741018
  • - Review Article

Side Effects of Radiographic Contrast Media: Pathogenesis, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Michele Andreucci | Richard Solomon | Adis Tasanarong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 167125
  • - Review Article

Pathogenesis of Renal Failure in Multiple Myeloma: Any Role of Contrast Media?

Michele Mussap | Giampaolo Merlini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 510385
  • - Review Article

Mechanisms of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Reduction for Saline (NaCl) and Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3)

W. Patrick Burgess | Phillip J. Walker
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 308316
  • - Review Article

Prophylaxis of Contrast-Induced Nephrotoxicity

Ulla Ludwig | Frieder Keller
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 931413
  • - Review Article

Is Contrast Medium Osmolality a Causal Factor for Contrast-Induced Nephropathy?

Andreas M. Bucher | Carlo N. De Cecco | ... | Richard W. Katzberg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 463608
  • - Review Article

Nonpharmacological Strategies to Prevent Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury

Paweena Susantitaphong | Somchai Eiam-Ong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 249810
  • - Review Article

Molecular Mechanisms of Renal Cellular Nephrotoxicity due to Radiocontrast Media

Ashour Michael | Teresa Faga | ... | Michele Andreucci
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 859328
  • - Review Article

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury: Definition, Epidemiology, and Outcome

Felix G. Meinel | Carlo N. De Cecco | ... | Richard Katzberg
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