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Cardiopulmonary arrest induced by anaphylactoid reaction with contrast media.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12009227     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anaphylactoid reactions to iodinated contrast media can cause life-threatening events and even death. A 44-year-old woman presented with cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) immediately following the administration of nonionic iodinated contrast media for an intravenous pyelography. Her cardiac rhythm during CPA was asystole. She was successfully resuscitated by the radiologists supported by paged emergency physicians using the prompt intravenous administration of 1 mg of epinephrine. Neither laryngeal edema nor bronchial spasm was observed during the course of treatment, and she was discharged on the 4th day without any complications. The patient did not have a history of allergy, but had experienced a myocardial infarction and aortitis. She had undergone 11 angiographies and had been taking a beta-adrenergic receptor antagonist. Planned emergency medical backup is advisable to ensure resuscitation in the event of an anaphylactoid reaction to the use of contrast media in-hospital settings.
Iwao Nakamura; Shingo Hori; Tomohiro Funabiki; Kazuhiko Sekine; Hiroyuki Kimura; Seitaro Fujishima; Katsunori Aoki; Sachio Kuribayashi; Naoki Aikawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Resuscitation     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0300-9572     ISO Abbreviation:  Resuscitation     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-15     Completed Date:  2002-08-09     Revised Date:  2009-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0332173     Medline TA:  Resuscitation     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenergic Agonists / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Anaphylaxis / chemically induced
Contrast Media / adverse effects*
Epinephrine / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Glasgow Coma Scale
Heart Arrest / chemically induced*,  drug therapy
Injections, Intravenous
Iohexol / adverse effects*
Resuscitation / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic Agonists; 0/Contrast Media; 51-43-4/Epinephrine; 66108-95-0/Iohexol

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