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of 'Immediate hypersensitivity reactions to radiocontrast media: Clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment'

Treatment of adverse reactions to radiographic contrast media in adults.
Cohan RH, Leder RA, Ellis JH
Radiol Clin North Am. 1996;34(5):1055.
Prompt recognition and treatment can be invaluable in blunting an adverse response of a patient to radiographic contrast material and may prevent a reaction from becoming severe or even life-threatening. Radiologists and their staff should review treatment procedures regularly (at least annually) so that each staff in attendance can accomplish his or her role efficiently. Knowledge, training, and preparation are crucial in guaranteeing appropriate and aggressive therapy in the event of an adverse contrast-related event.
Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, USA.