chelation

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chelation

[kē′lā·shən]
(organic chemistry)
A chemical process involving formation of a heterocyclic ring compound which contains at least one metal cation or hydrogen ion in the ring.
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Correction of anemia in a transfusion-dependent patient with primary myelofibrosis receiving iron chelation therapy with deferasirox (Exjade, ICL670).
2005) reported that there was a significant difference in the frequency and regularity of using chelation therapy between pubertal and delayed pubertal groups.
In addition, the data on adherence to regular chelation therapy relied entirely on parents/guardians reports making it prone to recall bias.
Dr Sibia, Director of a heart centre in Ludhiana in Punjab (India) informed that in addition to Chelation Therapy cardiovascular rehabilitation program should include aggressive lifestyle change for all heart patients with or without angioplasty, stents or bypass surgery specially for patients with complex cardiovascular conditions, such as diabetes, acute myocardial infarction, and multi-vessel coronary artery disease.
The higher incidence can be attributed to irregular transfusion and reduced compliance to chelation therapy in low socioeconomic patients in our study.
EDTA is used to bind metal ions in the practice of chelation therapy mainly for mercury and lead poisoning.
Iron chelation therapy with desferrioxamine has been shown to improve the life expectancy of patients with BTM.
With the advent of chelation therapy, the survival of thalassemia major patients have increased and they are entering even into third and fourth decades of life11.
Thus, the addition of multivitamin therapy increased the magnitude of risk reduction in patients on chelation therapy from 18% to 26%.
Chelation therapy may be best known as a treatment for lead and mercury poisoning, but it has also been used to treat heart disease and even stroke.
What is chelation therapy, and what conditions does it treat?
A: Think of chelation therapy as, basically, Drano for arteries.