April 30, 2019

In the modern age, it has become customary practice to identify the apparent source ingredient for the health benefit of something, and then to create a pill containing that source benefit. My intuition tells me that it is often the whole package of the food item whic...

April 26, 2019

This is a question posed by a parent of a sufferer. This is a diagnostic dilemma that is not uncommonly encountered: are the symptoms experienced part of the original condition (MS, VHL, etc) or post-some other treatment that has occurred (back surgery, even as part of...

April 24, 2019

This post expands on co-existence of GDD and chronic infections- most common are Lyme and EBV. It is probably a chicken and egg thing (which one came first) I think probably the infection, which has been quarantined and isolated in your body.... till GDD came along. Th...

April 23, 2019

I have mentioned in earlier blogs that you have to take a Zen approach to your health care (you are responsible for your health care). This is especially true with GDD, until knowledge becomes more generalized in the medical community, and standard treatments become mo...

April 19, 2019

Perhaps among the most asked questions - why Gadolinium (Gd) [that has made us sick] and not some other agent? Are there other agents?

This is a brief treatment on that subject, designed for the lay audience.

To begin with, contrast agents in MRI generally are not direct...

April 18, 2019

One of the most informed patient sufferers, in my opinion,  took exception to some of the points I brought up in my Will I get NSF blog post. Her points were excellent, and are important to address for the wider community.

1. NSF has more symptoms than I mentioned....

April 16, 2019

I am intending to write an article describing the accounts of physician- GDD sufferers. I have met with a few radiologists who have described their account to me at meetings I have presented at, to hear from them and others would be important. In order to get this crit...

April 15, 2019

I think one of a number of problems that GDD sufferers experience is that physicians do not acknowledge the failure of the safety of GBCAs. Denial and avoidance is the strategy most often used. This is a huge mistake, and I was outraged when one of my patients told me...

April 8, 2019

This post addresses why we use a bolus technique, most often, and not a drip. Here is the explanation: The manufacturer originally described bolus rather than drip with Ca-DTPA. Bolus also more closely follows the administration pattern of the original GBCA injection....

April 5, 2019

I have heard this question recently quite often, so I thought to respond to it in a blog. If you have normal kidney function, received GBCAs, and are sick with symptoms of GDD, the short answer is no.

As I have opined in an earlier blog is NSF really just GDD in a patie...

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