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FDA requires new warnings on gadolinium-based contrast agents

Posted: September 15, 2010 Pharmaceutical

Five years after the food and Drug Administration first alerted medical professionals about a possible link between gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) and a serious kidney dysfunction known as Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF), the agency this week announced it is requiring

Beasley Allen files two gadolinium lawsuits

Posted: March 17, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Today Beasley Allen filed two complaints in multidistrict litigation (MDL) on behalf of clients injured by gadolinium. Gadolinium is linked to adverse health effects on patients with renal insufficiency or kidney failure, including Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF), which causes fibrosis

Gadolinium federal lawsuits move ahead

Posted: October 2, 2008 Pharmaceutical

Injecting a toxic liquid metal such as gadolinium into the bloodstream may seem like a procedure from a sci-fi horror movie, but it is a common, every day occurrence in medical centers throughout the country.

NSF study finds link between Gadolinium used in MRI and debilitating disease

Posted: January 31, 2008 Pharmaceutical

Another Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) study has tied the debilitating condition to Gadolinium contrast agents used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This latest NSF research was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which examined a cluster of NSF

Gadolinium based MRI contrast agents put kidney patients at risk

Posted: November 27, 2007 Pharmaceutical

Gadolinium based MRI contrast agents have been implicated in at least 1,000 cases of a debilitating disorder called Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis/ Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NSF/NSD) around the world. This horrible disease causes a buildup of collagen in tissues, leading to

Some kidney patients suffer MRI poisoning

Posted: November 26, 2007 Pharmaceutical

A growing number of people are becoming afflicted with an incurable, man-made disease that is related to a common medical procedure performed every single day in this country, a KCRA 3 investigation has found. Sarah Fracella is one the victims.

Common MRI poisoning some kidney patients

Posted: November 8, 2007 Pharmaceutical

If she knew then what she knows now, Sarah Fracella would not have undergone an MRI. “I don’t think there’s been a day in the last, probably, two years that’s gone by that I haven’t cried at least once about

Gadolinium contrast agents used off-label in MRAs pose even greater risk

Posted: October 31, 2007 Pharmaceutical

Gadolinium based contrast agents used during MRIs, are known to be associated with the onset of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis/ Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NSF/NSD) in patients with pre-existing kidney disease.

NorCal man blames MRI dyes for illness

Posted: October 30, 2007 Pharmaceutical

An elderly man has sued several major health companies, claiming the dyes used to scan his failing kidneys caused a rare, painful and incurable disease. Peter Gerber, 72, of San Rafael, contends that injections of dyes containing the heavy metal

A new concern for end-stage renal disease patients

Posted: October 29, 2007 Pharmaceutical

Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a new fibrotic skin disease entity that was first recognized in 1997 in 15 patients receiving hemodialysis.