January 31, 2019

The best chelators are agents that possess the highest stability constant (same as thermodynamic stability) and also kinetic stability with Gd, or whatever else to be chelated. DTPA has the highest stability of currently available agents - other ligands for GBCAs may e...

January 28, 2019

In a prior blog I described the situations the immune system has to deal with using war-fare terminology. Actually it is both appropriate and I think makes the subject more comprehendible. 

Proliferative enemy combatants are enemies that can grow in number in...

January 24, 2019

DTPA is a fairly pure chelator of heavy metals, with very good stability constant for most of these, including/especially Gd. So on its own I do not think that DTPA is introduces extra effects, in the case you describe adverse effects, such as increasing head pressure...

January 22, 2019

The below is a modification of an email I recently sent a client, and is a discussion that I have commonly had (extremely commonly).

When is: enough is enough.

The Lab results tells us that DTPA is still removing Gd from your body. The fact that you have had multiple che...

January 18, 2019

For many years, the presence of gadolinium in the water supply has been described, especially around cities where many MRI systems are present (and a lot of GBCA used) and also near where GBCA manufacturing plants are. South San Francisco I believe is one of the earli...

January 16, 2019

As I get to the point that I believe that an at-home is worth using for GDD, that appear to have a good basis in science, I will post them as a blog. 

Today I will discuss saunas. The skin and skin substrate is one of the two major repositories for Gd in the body (...

January 14, 2019

I have mentioned on several occasions the need for a global information sheet on the risks inherent in all Radiology exams. This is a skeleton outline:

Essentially everything in health care have risks, in addition to the benefits, associated with them. The present docum...

January 11, 2019

Peer-reviewed publications.

1. The gold standard for publication, the monarchy of publications, is the peer-reviewed literature. Amongst publications in the peer-reviewed literature are original research, with the highest status, subjected to statistical analysis and a...

January 9, 2019

I am not infrequently asked if someone should get their brain MRI looked at again to see if they have Gd deposition. My general response to this is no.

Gadolinium deposits are not described as lighting up after GBCA injection. They are essentially static high T1 signal...

January 7, 2019

Caveat Emptor (Latin for buyer be aware). Many of my recent blogs are stimulated by very thought-provoking emails sent to me by sufferers. This is the case here. As I have mentioned in a prior blog,  issues related to GDD not being recognized by the broad community of...

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