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(medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning

the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds

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Rozema received numerous honors and awards from other countries for his participation and lecturing on chelation therapy.
Improvement in hematopoiesis after iron chelation therapy with deferasirox in patients with aplastic anemia.
Children treated with modern transfusion and chelation therapy are entering early adulthood so, evaluation of various endocrine complication secondary to iron overload can be evaluated in such individuals for future interventions.
Since thyroid hormone affects various systems of body like cardiovascular system, nervous system, reproductive digestive system, and adrenals and also causes anemia; this study was planned to assess the status of thyroid functions and to treat (with thyroid hormone and/or chelation) and prevent hypothyroidism by regular chelation therapy in patients of b-Thalassemia major.
Terry Chappell in a study showed cardiovascular patients treated with Chelation therapy had a lower rate of myocardial infarction and death, than those treated with medications, angioplasty or heart bypass.
Age, sex, height, weight, mean pre-transfusion Hb over past 2 years' duration and volume of blood transfusion, age at the start of chelation therapy, duration of chelation, serum ferritin in last 6 months, HBsAg and family history of diabetes were noted.
Average ferritin level before splenectomy was 4811 ng/ml with chelation therapy on alternate day and one year after splenectomy it was 4214 ng/ml with chelation therapy of three times in a week.
Evaluation of the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT): The Scientific Process, Peer Review, and Editorial Scrutiny.
Due to the persisting elevated Co/Cr blood levels (Co above 20 mcg/L and Cr above 8 mcg/L) a chelation therapy with oral high-dose NAC (300 mg/kg/day for 9 days) was performed in April 2014 (Figure 1(b)).
3,4) However, very few authors have investigated the ototoxic effects of chelation therapy in |3-thalassemia.
Objectives: to determine the levels of calcium and phosphorus in transfusion-dependant b-thalassemia major patients who were on chelation therapy being followed at Fatimid Foundation, Peshawar.
La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (Nasdaq: LJPC), a US-based pharmaceutical company, announced on Friday that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) issued a positive opinion recommending LJPC-401, La Jolla's novel formulation of hepcidin, for designation as an orphan medicinal product for the treatment of chronic iron overload requiring chelation therapy.
Chelation therapy is a medical procedure that involves the administration of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body.
meditation or prayer), homeopathic remedies, probiotics, alternative diets or more invasive therapies such as vitamin B-12 injections, intravenous immunoglobulin or chelation therapy - some of which carry significant risks.