Document Detail

Complications of barium enema examinations: a survey of UK Consultant Radiologists 1992 to 1994.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9043049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
A Blakeborough; M B Sheridan; A H Chapman
Related Documents :
3307389 - Complications of endoscopic injection sclerotherapy: a review.
11217819 - Severe symptomatic hyponatremia during citalopram therapy.
9766369 - Primary pneumococcal peritonitis complicated by exudative pleural effusion in an adoles...
7010759 - Neomycin-induced neuromuscular blockade.
18700429 - Unilateral blindness following septoplasty.
1524489 - Compartment syndrome after elective revascularization for chronic ischemia. a case repo...
1587509 - Improving quality assurance through psychiatric mortality and morbidity conferences in ...
23906669 - Hexyl aminolevulinate-guided fluorescence cystoscopy in the diagnosis and follow-up of ...
2719349 - Sulfite sensitivity: relationship between sulfite plasma levels and bronchospasm: case ...
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    
Department of Radiology, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
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
Foreign Bodies / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Intestinal Perforation / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Sepsis / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
7727-43-7/Barium Sulfate

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  X-ray pelvimetry--which is the best technique?
Next Document:  Case report: intravascular stenting across a false aneurysm of the popliteal artery.