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Rade R. Babić
Center For Radiology, Clinical Center Niš
Bulevar dr Zorana Đinđića 48
EXCRETORY UROGRAPHY IN PATIENTS PREPARED BY SIMETHICON (ESPUMISAN®)
Rade R. Babić, Bratislav Bašić, Kristina Govedarović, Boris Đinđić, Gordana Stanković Babić and Svetlana Marković Perić
Center for Radiology, Clinical Center Niš1
Menarini Berlin-Chrmie Beograd2
Institute of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine in Niš, University in Niš3
UNO Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine in Niš, Universitz in Niš4
Montemedica Herceg Novi5
Espumisan® is one of the final preparations for oral administration that eliminates gases from the gastrointestinal tract. The drug is in the form of soft capsules gelatin. Each capsule contains 40 mg of simethicon. Espumisan® works by dissolving gas bubbles in the chyme, which are then absorbed through the intestinal tract wall or eliminated in the form of gas fluid.
Material consists of 700 intravenous urographies (IVU) performed at the Center for Radiology, Clinical Center in Niš, in the period January – December, 2009. Patients were prepared for IVU by Espumisan® as follows: on the day before the examination two capsules three times daily orally, following by one capsule in the morning on the day of examination. Radiological review was made on an X-ray device with a chain Schimadzu TV. An X-ray image was digitally processed in Agfa CR-30 digital processor.
The results are shown illustratively, by urographic images.
The authors conclude that Espumisan® provides fast, reliable, efficient and simple preparation of patients for intravenous urography. Also, it enables fast, easy and effective endography view (IVU) with satisfactory quality and adequate contrast visualization. Adverse reactions to Espumisan® have not been detected. Acta Medica Medianae 2011;50(1):38-43.
Key words: Espumisan, Simethicon, radiology, urography, preparation, patient