November 29, 2018

The worst category of GDD are subjects with chronic progressive GDD. A condition which is essentially as severe as NSF and can also be fatal. To refresh your memories from an early blog this is the categorization of GDD I have previously described:

1. probably many case...

November 27, 2018

 How can we minimize the chance of getting GDD when we undergo GBCA-enhanced MRI?

I have always loved the quote from Shakespeare in the play Julius Caesar, Cassius speaking to Brutus: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves. 

I think...

November 20, 2018

After several months of consulting for patients on GDD and setting up treatment facilities close to them, or centers with considerable expertise; based on request, I have established treatment affiliations with two centers in North Carolina:
 

1. The...

November 19, 2018

There are 2 components to treating GDD: i) removing the Gd, and ii) treating the host response.

Removing the Gd is the most obvious and straightforward, so treatment begins with focusing on that. Patients basically fall into two groups: 1) those relatively easy to treat...

November 13, 2018

Sufferers from GDD should familiarize themselves with this term: Disease Modifying AntiRheumatic Drugs (DMARDs), and the drugs that are members of this heterogenous group. If chelation and chelation with mild autoimmune disease therapy does not work, they may require o...

November 12, 2018

The main feature shown with NSF has been disease distribution that primarily affects the lower arms and hands, and the lower legs and feet, what has been termed 'glove and sock' distribution. Winter is coming, so glove and sock is an appropriate subject matter.

Lik...

November 8, 2018

Placebos are extremely important aspect of essentially all health care. Usually when a physician uses the term 'placebo' it is considered derogatory, and maybe often that is the intention. From my perspective, placebo effect, both positive and negative, are powerful to...

November 7, 2018

I've had several requests to discuss the subject of children and GDD. I have to preface this by saying I have minimal knowledge of this, so this is one of my blogs which is highly speculative.

Surprisingly there is little contact I receive...

November 2, 2018

Is it important if Gd is in the intact chelate or if it is unchelated? It appears clear with NSF that it is important if Gd is in the intact chelate (should not get NSF) or unchelated (may cause NSF), and with GSC (notably Gd deposited in brain), however it does not ap...

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