radiocontrast media


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Related to radiocontrast media: contrast material
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radiocontrast media

m. medio de contraste de sustancia radioactiva usado en el proceso de efectuar varios tipos de pruebas para diagnóstico.
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No one is allergic to opiates or radiocontrast media.
The updated statement from the Academy regarding the diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis states: "Clinically, radiocontrast media reactions are identical to immediate hypersensitivity IgE-mediated reactions (anaphylaxis), but do not appear to involve IgE or any other immunologic mechanism" (2).
One of the most common causes of acute renal failure among hospitalized patients, RCN occurs when patients' kidneys are unable to process the iodinated radiocontrast media administered during interventional and diagnostic cardiovascular procedures.
Worldwide, the number of contrast media-enhanced coronary examinations and interventions executed annually is large and rising; more than seven million procedures using iodinated radiocontrast media are performed each year.
Anaphylactoid reactions caused by iodinated radiocontrast media may occur by activation of the complement system with subsequent mast cell degranulation via mast cell complement receptors, or by direct osmotic effects on mast cells.