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“Around 2012 or 2013, researchers identified evidence that gadolinium retention was connected to illness in patients with normal kidney function.” scholar.google.com/scholar_case?c…
“In September 2017, after the FDA voted to add concerns about gadolinium retention on warning labels, [gadolinium-based contrast agent] manufacturers, including Defendants, issued a new joint warning to patients with normal kidney function.” scholar.google.com/scholar_case?c…
“The warning [RE: #gadolinium retention] also directed physicians to advise patients of these concerns.”

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@lambertdebb #Gadolinium @sennasthunder @Wagner_Nephro
I didn’t expect Gad Toxicity would be so difficult to prove.
It Did Change me
I feel like the last of it is leaching out my left thumb,
It has been Pure Torture, feeling fishhooks, pointed arrows, railroad spikes, knives 🔪
still wondering about hydration Before MRI with Gadolinium. I always hold back on fluids before MRI, not wanting to squirm or have to stop the scan. By being dehydrated, the vein lumens shrink a little. Is it enough to get stuck in venous/Lymph System,then be whipped by Magnet?
I discussed with my Primary Care Doctor and she feels, as I do, that doing a 24 hour urinalysis @MayoClinic would likely not show any Gad. It’s been 3 years since my last injection. I think the lawyers need more parameters to request from medical team.
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1-MRI dye risks: One of the most important but under-reported health issues I've reported on. This is the only place I know where you can easily find safety issues by brand (as listed by FDA). They don't make it easy to find... (Cont.)
#gadolinium #MRIdye sharylattkisson.com/2019/09/mri-dy…
2-After our first report, Europe and Japan banned most uses and types of the most problematic gadolinium MRI dyes. Most people didn't hear about this. sharylattkisson.com/2019/09/mri-dy…
3-The FDA decided not to issue a ban in the U.S. saying benefits outweigh risks. The FDA issued a warning, instead.
The FDA says there’s more risk with Omniscan or OptiMARK than Eovist, Magnevist, or MultiHance.
sharylattkisson.com/2019/09/mri-dy…
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Casual Research yields only more mystery
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
2007 the year my first dose occurred ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
Lots of interesting stuff, no answers ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
Boil it down...Was trying to figure out which I got, Linear or Macrocyclic?
Why is macrocyclic “better” if Linear #Gadolinium was Safe and worry free? Why was Any of it not more closely looked at by @US_FDA or @CDCgov or Anyone with the Power to look more closely at this China mined Heavy Metal I believe we may have become host to? Good Morning Mr. Baris
My next routine annual MRI is without contrast. I have received my lifetime maximum in My book. Soon will get a 24 hour urine test for Gad. My most recent Gad MRI was 3 years ago.
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@ReidunKerner @RadiologyBiz in case you were looking for validation of patients’ complaints suspecting #Gadolinium causing debilitating pain and other side effects, try asking us & listening. Many of us found each other.I showed my neurologist a diagram of Scars which accumulated white chunks.
@ReidunKerner @RadiologyBiz We all have indescribable pain.
Many of us have Normal kidney function. My excellent Doctors are very skeptical. Told me GDD only observed in Renal Failure Patients. I told them, if they see someone like me to keep their mind open. Manufacturers say “it’s safe “.
@ReidunKerner @RadiologyBiz Did anyone ever look at quality, purity standards?
Did anyone follow up on patients with frequent MRI with Gad contrast like myself, on the CombiRx Study?
My pain symptoms and Temporal Lobe Seizures conveniently blamed on #MultipleSclerosis
Even a questionnaire screening?
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“[T]he American College of Radiology have categorized the various ligands into different safety classes ... despite being grounded in purely observational data,” physiology.org/doi/full/10.11…
#gadolinium ☠️ #patientsafety #radiology #Nephrology
The “American College of Radiology] Committee on Drugs and Contrast Media considers the risk of [‘nephrogenic’ systemic fibrosis] among patients exposed to standard or lower than standard doses of group II [gadolinium-based contrast agents] is ... possibly nonexistent...”
The American College of Radiology, based on more opinion than evidence, guided Group II agents—such as MultiHance—as having “sufficiently low or possibly nonexistent” risk for gadolinium-induced systemic fibrosis. acr.org/Clinical-Resou…
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I have thought long and hard about #Gadolinium which I have suspected as the source of my pain, joint creaks,skin issues and bewilderment.Powerless Old Disabled Nurse with #MultipleSclerosis And about 9 MRI w Gad.
1st one saw my 5th Cervical Spine lesion. Lit up like an Xmas bulb
After 12 years of workups for #MultipleSclerosis
3 neurologists, numbness, optic neuritis, spasms, pain, fatigue, I finally had my answer. I could finally start treatment to prevent fading away like I saw so many patients do when I was a Neuro nurse at the Medical Center.
I had many lesions never explained, for many years. This is the first active one they found. traveloguefortheuniverse.blogspot.com/2009/11/ms-and… I started DMT’s. 3 exacerbations in 12 years. It took Gad to convince Doc to diagnose me.
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“Gadolinium-based contrast agents: Stimulators of myeloid-induced renal fibrosis and major metabolic disruptors,“ is now in press—sciencedirect.com/science/articl…

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Gadolinium-based “magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent treatment impaired renal function, induced pathologic damage, and increased kidney fibrosis,” sciencedirect.com/science/articl…

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“[I]t is known that during those at least 6 weeks [after exposure to gadolinium-based contrast agent] equilibrium has not been reached and [gadolinium] can be measured for all [gadolinium-based contrast agents] in tissue,” fda.gov/downloads/Advi…

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“It is important to note that the exact mechanism and in particular other co-factors that are likely needed to trigger [‘nephrogenic’ systemic fibrosis] are still unknown,” fda.gov/downloads/Advi…

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“[T]he levels of gadolinium in the body considered normal in the absence of any [gadolinium-based contrast agent] exposure is, for practical purposes, zero,” fda.gov/downloads/Advi…

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“Notably, in recently published rodent studies, complete clearance of the brain took up to 6 months after injection of a large amount of” gadolinium-based contrast agents. journals.lww.com/investigativer… @HrsQuiet
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“[S]o it can be assumed that the total clearance—if achieved at all—might also take months in humans,” after gadolinium-based contrast administration— journals.lww.com/investigativer… @HrsQuiet
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“A conspicuous knowledge gap now exists about” the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents—Dr. Stephen Brown, Harvard Medical School, in
The Need for National Guidance Around Informed Consent About GBCA Safety
tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108…
#gadolinium #radiology #patientsafety
“The research protocol under discussion highlights where the [National Institutes of Health] Roadmap around [gadolinium-based contrast agents] falls short,” because informed consent about gadolinium deposition could be left out—Dr. Stephen Brown
tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108…
“The [Institutional Review Board] should first clarify that gadolinium deposition is NOT INCIDENTAL in this study,” [emphasis added]—Dr. Stephen Brown, Harvard Medical School, in
The Need for National Guidance Around Informed Consent About GBCA Safety
tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108…
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“Despite significant differences in the thermodynamic stability between non-ionic Omniscan and ionic Magnevist, the [#gadolinium ☠️] concentrations were about the same in the brain,” nibib.nih.gov/sites/default/…
#radiology ☢️ #patientsafety #publichealth #neurology 🧠 #dermatology
“Chronic symptoms attributed to [gadolinium-based contrast agent] exposure:” paresthesias, dysesthesias, clouded mentation, skin discoloration, skin changes, skin thickening, bone pain, bone/joint pain, muscle spasms, arthralgia, muscular weakness—nibib.nih.gov/sites/default/…
“Chronic symptoms attributed to [gadolinium-based contrast agent] exposure:” fatigue/asthenia, digestive symptoms, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. nibib.nih.gov/sites/default/…
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