adverse drug reaction

IV Contrast Agents and Adverse Events in Neurointerventional Procedures

Matthew T. Beaulac's picture

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Hello,

I’m interested in seeing if any of my colleagues at other facilities have been experiencing an increase in adverse events associated with the use of IV contrast in neurointerventional endovascular procedures.

To summarize briefly, we have recently observed an increase in events where these patients have experienced symptoms of stroke, seizure and encephalopathy post neurointerventional procedures with subsequent recovery. One common feature among these patients is the unexpected presence of IV contrast in the brain post procedure.

Adverse Reactions to Inactive Ingredients

Damon Pabst's picture

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I am observing an increase in events related to adverse reactions to inactive ingredients, (grape flavoring, red dye, aloe). Does your institution have a procedure for alerting when a patient has an allergy to an inactive ingredient and a process for screening medications that contain that ingredient?

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