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Complications of barium enema examinations: a survey of UK Consultant Radiologists 1992 to 1994.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9043049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Questionnaires were sent to all Consultant Radiologists in the UK regarding complications from barium enema examinations. The 756 respondents performed a total of 738,216 examinations over the three year period 1992 to 1994. Seventy-seven Consultants (10.2%) reported a total of 82 complications including 13 deaths: an overall mortality rate of 1 in 56,786. Only three of 30 (10%) cases of bowel perforation died, as compared with nine out of 16 (56%) cases of cardiac arrhythmia. The only remaining death was a consequence of vaginal intubation. Details of all the reported complications are recorded. This was an entirely retrospective study.
Authors:
A Blakeborough; M B Sheridan; A H Chapman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical radiology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0009-9260     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Radiol     Publication Date:  1997 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-18     Completed Date:  1997-03-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306016     Medline TA:  Clin Radiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  142-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / epidemiology
Barium Sulfate / adverse effects*,  diagnostic use
Data Collection
Drug Hypersensitivity / epidemiology
Enema / adverse effects*
Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials / epidemiology
Fecal Impaction / epidemiology
Female
Foreign Bodies / epidemiology
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Intestinal Perforation / epidemiology
Male
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Sepsis / epidemiology
Vagina
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7727-43-7/Barium Sulfate

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