[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
March 14, 1959

INTRAVENOUS UROGRAPHY WITH RENOGRAFIN 60%: A REPORT OF MORE THAN 600 CASES

Author Affiliations

Orlando, Fla.

JAMA. 1959;169(11):1156-1158. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000280008003
Abstract

The reliability and safety of intravenous urography were studied in 654 patients. The injection consisted of 25 cc. of Renografin (a 60% aqueous solution of the methylglucamine salt of 3,5-diacetylamido-2,4,6-triiodobenzoate) given over a period of three minutes; in only three cases were smaller doses used. There were no severe reactions, but vomiting occurred in 11 patients. One of these had a history of allergy, and another had not been properly prepared. The low incidence of reactions was striking because the ages of the patients ranged from 7 to 84 years and 16 had histories of allergy or severe reactions to previously administered contrast agents. Satisfactory roentgenograms of the kidneys were obtained in 636 (97%) of the cases, demonstrating the great diagnostic value of this procedure.

×