July 10, 2019

For many reasons the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1920 (an H1N1 strain), known colloquially as the Spanish Flu, is a remarkably fascinating disease for many reasons. I will touch only a few of them, which offer similarities to GDD:

1. One of the most remarkable unique asp...

September 27, 2018

George Santayana is credited for saying the original variant of the quote: "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." In some ways the story of Calomel ( a mercury-based drug) and gadolinium-based contrast agents (gadolinium-based ofcourse), share s...

September 4, 2018

In a few of my blogs, and in discussion with many sufferers, it is clear that a sizable percentage of GDD sufferers had developed symptoms of GDD from the first or earlier GBCA-enhanced MRIs and yet tragically continued to undergo further GBCA injections, with each tim...

June 7, 2018

There are a number of publications that have reported on protein abnormalities in the setting of gadolinium (Gd) toxicity. Specifically amyloid production, light chain protein disease, with implications for the development of abnormal protein-related dementias (eg: Alz...

June 5, 2018

Everyone who receives a GBCA retains some Gd. Realistically the ones who retain appreciable gadolinium are individuals who have received more than 1 ( 2+, 5+ when you can see in the brain in basal ganglia on T1 weighted images) GBCA enhanced MRI with linear nonionic ag...

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