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[Changes in serum osmolarity after high contrast doses during angiography].

Authors
  • Mann, S
  • Zeitler, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
RöFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1975
Volume
122
Issue
2
Pages
135–137
Identifiers
PMID: 126903
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Analysis of changes in osmolarity of the serum after various doses of hypertonic radiographic contrast media, following a single injection, showed an initial rise of about 35 m/mosm/1, followed by a rapid fall in osmolarity with a subsequent short hypo-osmolar phase. With repeated injections, similar changes are found if the intervals between the injections are long enough. Following repeated injections over a short interval, there may be a more prolonged phase of hyperosmolarity. In this phase of delayed dehydration, there may be clinical complications. Possible forms of treatment are discussed.

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