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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In the medical literature, at least 30 deaths have been attributed to it, including that of five-year-old Abubakar Tariq Nadama, from Plymouth, who died of a heart attack while undergoing chelation.
The third treatment relies on mostly vitamins B and C to further help the blood vessels recover from the workout they may receive from hydrogen peroxide and chelation.
Treatment of patients with b-thalassemia major includes long term blood transfusions, iron chelation, splenectomy and bone marrow transplantation.
As per published protocol, Chelation therapy dose adjustment is based on kidney function and other parameters and is administered intravenously once or twice weekly for 20-30 treatments.
It thus makes sense to 'cleanse' the digestive tract prior to chelation, because a properly prepared intestinal tract will allow the oral chelator to pass relatively unbound through the mucous membranes into the blood stream from where it is transported to organ systems in need of detoxification.
The role of different chelating agents, timing of administration, and chelating efficacy seem to represent debated aspects in Co/Cr chelation and in clinical management of MOM hip-implanted patients [2, 13].
The government in our state has recently started providing iron chelation free of cost to all patients, so condition might improve in future.
Conclusion: Low serum calcium is very prevalent in transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia major patients in our set up possibly due to poor chelation as was confirmed by our study where 49% of patients had hypocalcemia.
Serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) level was statistically significant compared with initial visit and six months after optimal chelation therapy (p=0.
Patients with myelodysplastic syndromes, sickle cell disease or thalassemia often need repeated blood transfusions and consequently, long-term daily chelation therapy.
The speakers acknowledged that parents have been bombarded with useless and sometimes dangerous therapies, such as hyperbaric oxygen chamber sessions, homeopathy and chelation.